Thursday, October 9, 2014

CHIEF ROLLING MOUNTAIN THUNDER: Frank Van Zant, One of the Crazy Ones - I-80 in Nevada High Desert (photos and text Alan Casline 2014)

Frank Van Zant
now Chief Rolling Mountain Thunder
haunted visions given

sorry at end
burnt buildings locals destroyed art
bit the bullet

saw beauty broken
maker builder his strong energy
followers could help

two hundred sculptures
native peoples needed protective spirits
story injustice told
large handle so
Great Spirit could take buildings
after Thunder's death
wood cement glass
stone copper iron paint fabric
dolls typewriters signs

outsider art works
praise the crazy different ones
only ones interesting

faded photos left
sculptures crumble flake to dust
his children watch
bottle wall stands
a little longer for us
stop and visit

---Alan Casline