“That’ll do pig, that’ll do”
To tell this story correctly, I have to back up a bit to roughly 7 years ago. My uncle came to visit for thanksgiving and I happened to be working on some new art. My uncle is a very well connected man and he has a raging enthusiasm for art. I believe he is a web-designer or a consultant, or something of that nature. Anyway, he began telling me this hilarious story about an artist (who is still his friend to this day) that did his final exhibition for graduate school with pig heads on fat women’s bodies.
Apparently, it was received with mixed emotions from the crowd and he had to cool his heels a bit before coming back out into the art world. I remember thinking to myself what a fricken genius!! I could just see it in my head, all the liberals and obese women completely offended by hilarious, harmless art, likely frothing at the mouth like the wild beasts they are. He was without doubt, my new hero.
I often over the years found myself wandering back to that funny little story it seemed to really stick in mind. As time passed and my styles changed, I could never shake the delightful chuckle that the “pig women” brought.
Seven years later aka “now” I have my very own pig women. All inspired by a story about an artist who dared to teeter the line of what is acceptable and what is not.
Thank you Jack,
You get it.
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