August 23, 2009
As Neil Young said, "rust never sleeps," and one place that it's not sleeping is in front of the FisHouse Restaurant on Cabrillo Blvd, across from the Wharf (and a block away from Rusty's Pizza). Once upon a time, the restaurant was a Chart House (history). At that location in 1977 a fountain statue was commissioned from Duane Loppnow. It's still is there, a little worn and rusty, and the subject of last week's Sunday Where Is It (SWII) picture. The sculpture seems to incorporate the letter H in its design which ironically seems be something that's missing from the FisHouse name.
The statue is called Aeolus, named after the ruler of the winds in Greek mythology. According the internet, it is an "abstract representation of a sailing ship under the control of the mythical god of the winds, Aeolus, set within reflecting pool with water jets." It sounds like a great place to catch tasty fish.
Also, according to the internet, there is another Loppnow sculpture in town that was created for Mrs. E. Pillsbury Pringle of Montecito.
Seven (like the seas) Edhat subscribers knew where the wind was blowing this week. They were Tommy Noodleman, BlackDog, Pazzo, Rocketracer, Chuckstyle, Becky, and Drudge. Seven tiny little dog treats were randomly distributed on the floor of the Edhat office. The Edhat Dog was let into the room. She moved like the wind, eating every morsel and then licking the floor clean. Becky's treat was the first to go. She wins an Edhat t-shirt, pickupable at Santa Barbara Arts.
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