Old signs that tenaciously cling to the bricks and boards of abandoned buildings make wonderful subjects. This sign was on the side of a boarded up building on a Green River side street. I abstract the sign, asking the viewer to read the fragments and come to their own conclusions about what was once going on here. Actually the sign that speaks to us here represents the hard playing, hard drinking, and hard smoking male of the early 20th century. This was a billiard parlor, and it offered all that came along with a good game of pool. The sign has turned a coppery color, and I include four of the metal stars inserted in the bricks to keep the wall intact. They have obviously done their job.