In the abstract pump jack image, Back in Black there is something about the color of rust. The epic battle between the elements and things man-made that is never-ending. It is easy to lose yourself in the simplicity of vivid weathering over time in stark contrast to the colors that once existed there. The Pump Jack is a symbol that laces the West Texas horizon. They stand tall and represent the past drilling as well as the present production. The balance of power between the oilfield and mother nature. Even though we know who will ultimately win, today the victory goes to the one standing tall. The one who lives to fight another day as the battle rages on. Who bears the scars of storms and the weather.
The one who with vivid and colorful laughter embraces the past glory days. Who struts her stuff on today’s win with the proud colorful plums of the peacock, head held high. When you get up close the detail simply amplifies the character and conviction that only time can create. This abstract pump jack image really has a special place as I can’t help but be remember the song when I look at it. I guess there is something to be said of that epic adventure of age if the title Back in Black triggers the same memory recall for you.