National Empty Chair Day inspired us all in different ways, and perhaps that is when Austin, TX, resident & noted outsider artist Bud Johnson got the idea for his “yard art.” That’s pretty outside, all right! Outside the limits of…oh, outside all kinds of things. You see, Bud decided to hang his empty chair from a tree.
He’s not a racist though, and it doesn’t represent a lynching. He’s taken the chair down now, in order to move it to another location in his yard, he says. Maybe one where he can set up appropriate lighting for night viewing!
A Facebook page has been created to honor this brave, extraordinary man with donations to the Obama campaign. I can think of no better way to let Mr. Johnson know he has truly made a contribution to the national political dialogue.