For the second installment of this behind-the-scenes spotlight on THE NEON FISHNETS BOOK 3: TAKING THE RISK, I take you to Prada Marfa:
|photo from ballroommarfa.org|
So, firstly, if you've never heard of Marfa, Texas, it is one of those gems in the state that I didn't even know existed until a few years ago. It's way out in West Texas, out in the middle of nowhere. It took me about 8 hours to drive there from Dallas. But it was so worth it! It's the coolest little artsy town I have ever seen! I had to include it as a detour for the band in Book 3.
One of the town's most famous exhibits, Prada Marfa, is actually located just outside of town. Per ballroommarfa.org:
"Prada Marfa is a site specific, permanent land art project by artists Elmgreen & Dragset, commissioned by Art Production Fund and Ballroom Marfa. Modeled after a Prada boutique, the sculpture houses luxury goods from the famed brand’s fall 2005 collection of bags and shoes. Located on a barren stretch of highway one mile west of Valentine TX, the artwork will never function as a place of commerce, since the door is always locked."
Art lovers have debated the meaning of the piece, and for fun, I have The Fishnets discuss it when they visit it in the book.
If you missed TAKING THE RISK Spotlight # 1, you can find it --> here <--.
THE NEON FISHNETS BOOK 3: TAKING THE RISK is now available!
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