acrylic on hardboard
I was visiting my parents' church and noticed many of the men were wearing hats like this one. Fashion, like most things recycles itself. I didn't realize how iconic this particular hat was for me until I began painting this image. I kept thinking of photographs of the men marching during the civil rights movement and the always popular original "Twilight Zone", which had men wearing theses hats. I can't tell you how any nights I stayed up way to late just to catch an episode of the show. I purchased a costume version and had a lot of fun photographing people wearing it. This was one of my volunteers.