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      Amarillo art can be anarchic

      While there are many local artists who work in traditional forms, Amarillo has also become an internationally famous artistic community.

      That??s thanks to the Cadillac Ranch, of course, and because of such works as the Floating Mesa and others, which are established pieces now, but in their day were controversial.

      The Dynamite Museum, also part of the Stanley Marsh 3 artistic front, was responsible for the thousands of signs in town.

      Jon Revett, currently an art professor at West Texas A&M University and a Dynamite Museum artist, says the environment encourages anarchy. "We have a cowboy attitude and we??re in an open space and we can do what we want.?? We have a mild state of anarchy.?? We can do a little more than anybody else because we have all this space."

      Then there??s the example of Jacob Morin, who seems to spend as much time giving away his art as creating it. "Art is fun and I??m all about having fun with my art."

      Revett sums it up with a simple observation, "There are no limits."