A good place to begin. The literal “Thinking Truck” is a 1972 Winnebago in which artist Eric Waldemar (myself) set out into isolated terrain near the Mexican border. The general intent was to have some enforced solitude, both to sort things out after a series of disasters and to learn complex digital animation and compositing tools, with Art in mind, in the most highfalutin sense. Adventures of various kinds were had, some of which will be recounted here, among others that are none of your business, unless you get to know me in person.
The immediate impetus for this forum/assemblage/notebook/gallery is an upcoming show at Boulder Public Library (Boulder, CO, USA) on July 11th, 2008. This sojourn into the desert generated some astonishing moving imagery, and “The Thinking Truck” also refers to a movie that is emerging from that modest odyssey, which will premiere at the Boulder screening. Some of my older 16mm films will be shown as well, and a motivated reader can find accounts of some of them at www.ericwaldemar.com. That site is several years out of date, which will change before too long, but hasn’t yet. You’ll also find examples of etchings, paintings, etc. I’ve got a lot going on, and this blog and the upcoming movie will serve to help make sense of it for you, gentle reader. For my purposes, the Thinking Truck includes the whole lot: As the Truck is a vehicle, so am I.