Saturday, December 13, 2008

Smith & Wesson

One year after 9/11, I met Joseph in a deli in Kingston, New York. He told me that he believed the end of the world is coming.

"I was a member of a gang," he said, "but I don't do that no more. I don't need to worry about no terrorists. I got a Smith and Wesson next to me all the time.

7 comments:

Super Wu-Man said...

this dude would scare me more then that other guy from ierland you made a protrait of in the pool hall, what was his name? razor lips or somthing wacky, haha.

i also wonder if i can ask you or any other artits here an off topic question.

how long do you sit while painting? i'm usually good for sitting for about two hours then i have to get up and move around for at least a half hour. i feel that sitting for too long i lose intrest and it negativly effects what i'm working on. also i find my body becomes stiff and uncomfortable?

just wondering your work style and the work style of other artists here...

thanks!

Gayle said...

To answer the sitting question: It really varies. If I'm alone I'll sit and work almost straight through the painting, or at least 4 hours or so. If I'm in a studio I find that I'm too easily distracted and interested in what's going on with everyone else and I find myself getting up almost every 30 minutes.

I'm not sure which way influences my work better. I tend to do more in a studio, because I'm inspired by those around me. However, the piece itself is better on my own because I'm concentrating more.

judetwee said...

Whenever I'm required to work on something for a grade, I immediately lose all interest in it.

However, I usually just make myself sit there, and compensate by staring off into the distance thinking about anything else. Hmm...

Stapleton said...
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James Gurney said...

I stand so I can grab my Smith & Wesson from the holster and blow a hole in any painting that isn't going well.

Super Wu-Man said...

haha!

james i think its great when you let whats left of your hair down and make crazy comments, so funny.

by the way what happend to the tron goggles picture dude!?

and thanks for the other people who posted ideas about working habits...for myself i just dont see how i could be productive sitting more then two hours without a break. i always need to walk away after at least two hours, and i almost always come back renewed and seeing things in the painting that i couldnt see when sitting close up for a long period of time....

jeff f said...

Yikes!
The end of the world is approaching...

Talk about paranoid and maybe a little unbalanced. Not the kind of people who should own firearms.

If you ask me Citibank and all the 'experts' on wall street have done more damage to this country than any of the 9/11 terrorist.