THE ARTIST WEIGHS IN ON ARNOLD'S BUCKLE
Lee Downey Bali, Indonesia
The Govenators Skull Buckle (oh my!) to see this one and more! go to > leedowney.com
Being born in Barstow, California and now many years transplanted into Asia, I have to exert my desert penchant for Huh? Seeing my buckle on the cover
of Time seemed timely...then I got a call from LA to check out Google and the Guv's waistwear and comment thereof.
The Buckle : Its a hand constructed sterling silver buckle, the skull itself also hand carved from a billet of Damascus steel. Its probably about the
4th one in a series of 10 that I made between 2005 and 2006. The little bits on the border are Fleur de Lis....(thats French, oh no)....not German
eagles! I am fairly sure that the 4 corner stones are uncut natural diamond crystals. I used those on only one of the series. This one was purchased
at Falconhead this past spring, in Brentwood, California.
Taking issue with What a public personality purports to convey with symbolic regalia, be it suits ties tattoos or tits, its an age old tradition that
we the people, for the people have a inalienable right to engage in. Conspiracy, gossip, keen observers of it all we are, keeping society lively and
the guessing game intriguing. Hidden Agenda?
Beats me. I think he mostly just really dug the buckle...thats at least for sure. He is known to have very cool bikes.
And I can tell you for certain the basis of its design and the symbol of the skull have ZERO, ZIP, NADA, NOL, ZILCH to do with WW2. Goodness. I am
making a set of cufflinks to match the buckle and sending them to the Guv, mostly cause I LOVE The Terminator pics, and the fantastic art that went
into creating the skeletal frame, and of course the skull.
I wish the best of luck to the Guv, I applaud his choice in buckles, I rail against the intolerant and I would like to see a skull on the waist neck
or finger of every public persona, be they white black brown male asian female german or martian.
I am leaving for Aceh in Sumatra in the morning for a week to survey the coastline of the tsunami zone where we have been doing relief work. I hope by
the time I get back the BS has subsided and we can go on about our business.
The show must go on. Cheers, Lee June 30, 2007 Bali, Indonesia
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