an early piece I made with gold spray paint, marker pens, and "liquid
paper." I had been using correctional fluid since my fanzine
days in high school, and it's been a steady weapon in my arsenal
ever since. The gold spray paint was actually a birthday present
from a friend; this is another tool I've enjoyed working with over
the years. Hmm...maybe I should call this my "Kinko's"
period. Oh, and the title is from Metallica's song from the Re-Load
album, but y'all knew that.
the original painting is no longer available. Back in 1998, I managed
to exhibit some artwork in a Minneapolis coffeeshop called The Laughing
Cup. The owner took ten paintings and promised to hang them up.
Unfortunately, she never got around to doing that. First, she was
"too busy," then the coffeeshop was being remodeled, then...the
store changed owners. Guess where all my artwork went?
right, the original owner ran off with the whole lot. Maybe she
was hoping to sell the loot on the black market or something. Needless
to say, all ten originals are lost, and while I have both slides
and reprints of all pieces, it's no better than if you copied the
above picture and printed it from your computer.
course, if you want to steal these JPEGs, then go right ahead. File-share
away...ya greedy little bastards.