“The Fifth Rose”

Three nights ago, I was given messages about the fourth, or fifth rose. When I awoke, I googled “fourth rose” and found a copyrighted story. So, I adopted the fifth rose, and made it mine. I put it on the back burner because of all the breaking, body-slamming, news. Then, I found it……….THE FIFTH ROSE!

Yesterday, I found this ART PIECE outside Bozeman. The Bozamaeze are drawn to it like ants to a picnic. They can’t get enough GIANT ART! Who is that projected on the side of the grain building? Is that Sheriff Two Stars?

This giant image is reminiscent of the mural of Keny Kesey, the Regionalist Author, that is found in downtown Springfield Oregon. My kindred, Thomas Hart Benton was a muralist and Regionalist, as was Hopper and Wood, who are mentioned in an article about the top ten Art Pieces. Jackson Pollock made the list as did Andy Warhol. Benton was the mentor of Pollack, and my kindred, Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor, was the Muse of Andy. This is Synchronism a Art Theory put forth Stanton MacDonald Wright. Rena Easton is my Regionalist Mona Lisa.

I am now seeking funding and commissions. I see myself driving across America like John Steinbeck looking for ‘The Fifth Rose’ – which I have already found! Searching is everything.

“Seek, and thou shall find!”

The giant cowboy does look like Rob Quist who ran against ‘The Bozeman Body-slammer’. Rob is the head of the Bozeman Art Council, which suggests ‘Big Brother Art is watching you, as you watch Art’. If the Liberals took all the races there would be mandatory Art Shows to go with mandatory Socialist Healthcare.

“Hey Bud. I didn’t see you at the GIANT ROSE projection last night. You’re not turning Trumpish on us, are ya? If you want to keep your gun, you’re required to attend five Art Happenings a year. I’m going to have to write you a citation.”


Jon Presco

Copyright 2017

Today, I announce I am the protector and preserver of Thomas’ artistic legacy, and guardian-caretaker of the Lost Synchromism Movement co-founded by Stanton MacDonald Wright.

Benton initially met Wright in the winter of 1909, and immersed himself in the Synchromistic methods. Unfortunately, the only way we can now examine the influence of this time period had on his work is by drawing conclusions from his later work, as much of the work created from 1914-1917 was destroyed in a fire at his home in Neosho Missouri in 1917.





A work of art, artwork, art piece, piece of art or art object is an aesthetic physical item or artistic creation. Apart from “work of art”, which may be used of any work regarded as art in its widest sense, including works from literature and music, these terms apply principally to tangible, portable forms of visual art:


Mountain Time Arts, a public art organization based in Gallatin County, is one of 29 projects that will receive funding through the ArtPlace America Creative Placemaking Fund. Nearly 1,400 organizations across the U.S. applied for financial support from ArtPlace.

The organization’s planned series of provocative, outdoor art installations and performances will celebrate fresh water as it flows from the mountains through farms and communities of the Gallatin watershed to the headwaters of the Missouri River and call attention to the challenges posed by population growth and increasing water use.

Mountain Time Arts debuted the grand scale and creative power of its projects earlier this year, bringing town and rural residents together for two evening performances of FLOW, by Mary Ellen Strom, in which a 90-foot-tall video production was projected onto grain elevators of Story Mill, showcasing the valley’s long and rich relationship with water.

Strom called the $350,000 ArtPlace America grant a tremendous honor and opportunity. “Art, imagination and inspiration can snowball and lead [to] what appear[ed] unsolvable to be recognized instead as achievable,” Strom said. “Our goal is to engage residents and communities of the Gallatin watershed in a thoughtful celebration of the watershed’s remarkable freshwater sources and spark a constructive conversation about using and caring for this water wisely as the region grows.”

The organization has plans for four art events in 2017 that will honor the work of ranchers and irrigators; explore the history and Native American knowledge of the Gallatin Valley’s wetlands; consider the past, present and future of streams flowing through our towns, and ceremonially “send off” the water born and utilized in the Gallatin watershed to those downstream.

Titled “WaterWorks,” the project is assembling knowledge about the Gallatin watershed’s complex hydrologic systems through ongoing conversations with farmers, irrigators, historians, Native Americans, naturalists, local elected leaders and many other stakeholders who rely on the region’s water.


Synchronicity is a concept first explained by psychiatrist Carl Jung, which holds that events are “meaningful coincidences” if they occur with no causal relationship, yet seem to be meaningfully related.[1] During his career, Jung furnished several slightly different definitions of it.[2]

Jung variously defined synchronicity as an “acausal connecting (togetherness) principle,” “meaningful coincidence”, and “acausal parallelism.” He introduced the concept as early as the 1920s but gave a full statement of it only in 1951 in an Eranos lecture.[3]

Benton initially met Wright in the winter of 1909, and immersed himself in the Synchromistic methods. Unfortunately, the only way we can now examine the influence of this time period had on his work is by drawing conclusions from his later work, as much of the work created from 1914-1917 was destroyed in a fire at his home in Neosho Missouri in 1917.

Macdonald-Wright was one of the first of many muralists working in the 1930’s to slant his historical presentation to local achievements. He set noted Santa Monicans, actors Gloria Stuart (b. 1910) and Leo Carrillo (1880-1961), before a backdrop that is a glorious panorama of Santa Monica Bay. Motion pictures not only represented a hometown industry to Macdonald-Wright but also related to his life-long experiments with film and color. Other autobiographical elements appear in other panels. The lariat thrower is his friend, artist Thomas Hart Benton; the dog in the prologue is his own; and the painter at an easel is his father, to whom the mural is dedicated.

For more information visit mountaintimearts.org.

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  1. Reblogged this on Rosamond Press and commented:

    Employees of our National Parks walked off their jobs four days ago. Rena enjoys our Nation’s Natural Beauty after living on the Isle of Wight. Artistic Development of Gutzon Borglum
    Posted on August 23, 2013
    by Royal Rosamond Press

    The greatest artist to come out of Nebraska – by far – is Gutzon Borglum, who created Mount Rushmore. Gutzon and his family lived in Omaha and Fremont City. When they moved to Los Angeles, my kindred, Jessie Benton-Fremont, became his patron. She sent Gutzon to famous art schools in Europe. Gutzon did a bust of Jessie, and a portrait of John Fremont.
    Charles Lummis the editor of ‘The Land of Sunshine’ and ‘Out West’ was a great promoter of Gutzon and the Fremonts. There is a good chance my grandfather, Royal Rosamond, knew Lummis because he published his poems and stories in Out West..
    In 1970, I went with Rena Easton to the art department at the University of Nebraska where she unveiled a life-size clay sculpture of her boyfriend. I later did two paintings of Rena Christensen. One of them inspired my sister to take up art, and she became the world famous artist, Christine Rosamond Presco. She later married Garth Benton, the cousin of the famous artist, Thomas Hart Benton, the grandson of Senator Thomas Hart Benton, the father of Jessie Benton, and father-in-law of John Fremont, the first presidential candidate of the Republican Party.
    Royal was bid to write by the artists, Jack and Fanny Cory. Fanny did covers for the Saturday Evening Posts, as did Philip Boileau, the son of Susan Benton who had a salon in Paris and may have sponsored Gutzon in France.
    Christine and Garth were introduced by Lawrence Chazen, a partner of Rosamond in her first Carmel Gallery, and business partner of the Getty and Pelosi family. Nancy Pelosi’s husband and Chazen are top financial advisors for the Getty family who at one time owned the largest art collections in the world. Chazen is a CEO of Nobel Oil, and was my father’s private lender in his loan business.
    If Rena and I had not mended the rent in our relationship at the University of Nebraska Museum, then Christine would not have become famous and married into the creative Benton family, because, I would not have captured her beauty on canvas. I am the Benton and Rosamond family historian.
    Jon Presco
    Copyright 2013
    Out of Rushmore’s Shadow: The Artistic Development of Gutzon Borglum
    “Out of Rushmore’s Shadow: The Artistic Development of Gutzon Borglum” will be on exhibit at the Stamford Museum & Nature Center through February 20, 2000. The exhibition is a major retrospective on the work of Gutzon Borglum, best known for the carving of the presidential portraits on Mount Rushmore, South Dakota.

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