I did a picture of Taylor driving a beater car a while back. Here she is driving a Lamborghini with Meredith in her lap. It is a much cooler car but still in the super deformed Micromachines vein. I’m pretty good at painting cars. I spent about 4 years doing nothing but cars when I first started doing digital art. It always amused me when people in the car art forum would accuse me of taking photos and running a Photoshop filter on them – instead of painting them from the ground up – just like an airbrush artist does without a computer. Same technique – different medium.
I love Andy Warhol. He ranks with Piccasso and Duchamp as one of the three most influential artists of the 20th century. He destroyed painting, fineart and the concept of the artist as a singular original creative force. He also glorified the art of the mind. Fineart stands as the highest expression of western culture. And by destroying it he shows his disgust with western military, cultural and economic imperialism. This is a caricature of him with a giant scarred mechanical nose. He was extremely self conscious of his looks and it controlled his life. He wore an ill-fitting white wig and spoke in interviews with a mechanical manner. All of his artistic power came from his giant scarred red nose.
From time to time I find myself living in Walmart parking lot. It is a noisy, hot, crowded and busy place. You can be awakened by leaf blowers, the clanging of shopping carts, an occasional shouting match over drugs, errant car alarms and the sound of mechanized garbage trucks. For the most part Walmart is a great place staffed by nice people doing hard work for low wages. As the seasons change and it gets warmer in Georgia it is going to become impossible to do this.
I like Ed’s music. His new album Divide is really good. It is amazing how many hit songs he has written in his short career. He is great at performing too – he is a throwback to the 60s when music was high art and pop acts were good at every facet of making music.
I love Rick and Morty. The first season has some of the best writing of any TV comedy ever. It is inventive, original and funny as hell. This is an illustration of Rick puking a rainbow. He ate too much Szechuan Sauce and being that it is alien in origin it caused him to hurl the fabric of the cosmos. The rainbow vomit meme comes from 2006 iMockery – where on visiting a Japanese grocery store in Little Tokyo, LA he said – it looks like a rainbow threw-up all over their snack section and forever stained the packages with a million bright colors. And a meme was born.
If you want to understand postmodernism – you need to start with this guy. Jaques Derrida was a French philosopher best known for developing a form of semiotic analysis known as deconstruction which he developed within the philosophy of Phenomenology. He is one of the major figures associated with post-structuralism and postmodern philosophy. He actually decoupled words from their meaning. He is the grandfather of the chaos that has devoured modern western thought, literature and art.
One of my favorite mascots in pop culture is Bobs Big Boy. He is fat and happy and he succinctly represents the essence of what it means to be American. His best feature is the big 50s swoosh of hair on top of his head.