In My Pocket
In My Pocket
acrylic on shaped panel
9 x 34 inches
Jim Sweazy, 2001
I found an Oldsmobile in a hidden wrecking yard in Phoenix. The hood was open just enough to let light in onto the valve covers. So here we have a larger-than-life valve cover with a chiaroscuro shadow. The title comes from Jimmy Lloyd's 1958 Rockabilly classic: "I got a rocket in my pocket and the fuse is lit!"