Shocked to pick up on a story that ‘Big Tex‘ burned down today. I check the Internet and sure enough it had burn. I remember well the year Patti and I went to the Texas State Fair and like most tourist I had to snap a picture of ‘Big Tex.’ This goes back to my days of shooting film while in college. Probably 1973. When I heard the news I resurrected the negative and brought it into the digital world where I could make a piece of art from a tourist shot. Don’t know what they’ll do about ‘Big Tex’ but here he is preserved forever.