This one started with a spray painted background on paper. Then I took these color samples (for matte board) and stuck them down onto the page. Next, I sat in the living room drawing, writing and watching TV with my wife, my brother Matt & our friend Joe. While we were hanging out I would ask what is the first thing that comes to mind when I say light blue? What is the first thing that comes to mind when I say toaster? And so on and so on until I thought it was finished. This is a mash up of their trains of thought. Do you follow them or do you think of something else?
Forty day tear. Got road-wear. No-doz braking. Breaking, breaker. Caffeine shakes. Can’t feel my legs. Three quarters dead. Motel ahead. Just give me a table and a single shed. Just give me cable and a single bed. Have a ray gun. Sleep tight son. Desk man’s got a face, like Norman Bates. Don’t let it outta the box!. Yeah the blue light is good. Yeah the blue light is great. Gotta pile it on, your Blue Light Special plate. If you shovel it in, they can vacuum you out. Gonna take you on a junket. That you never dreamed about. ~Bottle Rocket
Life can be backwards at times. Bad things happen to good people. People who are trying to live within the rules of the systems that have been established to “help” them. Just when things are going great…POW!… a set back. The rich get richer and just want more. People go hungry, but our grocery stores throw out food everyday. People buy purses and jeans that cost hundreds of dollars, yet can’t seem to find some change to help someone down on their luck. There are wars for peace. Try to be good. Try to help out where and when you can. We are all here together. The human family.
There’s really nothing in this painting to find, is there? Unless you look hard enough for it. Some people will see it and others won’t. Like those magic eye pictures. Can you see it? If you can guess what it is… you win. There’s nothing I swear. Well maybe…
I can’t stand Martha Stewart and I don’t know why. I do have to thank her though. I found a set of stencils in Home Depot that were from her company. She helped create this mess in a way. Thanks Martha.