survey says? where do you pee? what's inside? do you use drugs? that's not a house!
   Welcome to Purple53  
One of the most unique artist residences, by Angel Hess, a converted 1953 Ford bread truck.
Purple53 was a very successful art project, but ended mid 2009.

Angel Hess is now working on his new exciting project: Arts To Peace.

Please visit the new website at:

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  Alicia and Angel on farm in Fountain Colorado
  Flagstaff Arizona, August 2006
Flagstaff Arizona, August 2006
The idea is to own a home in America.  For those of us who have small incomes, it's just about impossible, especially when living in a gentrified area, an expensive area for nothing or close to nothing. Artists create communities and then bureaucracy comes in and forces those artists to leave.  What Purple53 is doing is sticking it out until we can't stay.  This part depends on likeminded people who are willing to except our presence and give to the residency.