Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Surreal Salon

'Mer-Pop'

Things are not always what they seem. . .
this sexy sailor hides a secret beneath the deep.

I've had this twisted image in my head for over a year now, I'm relieved to finally get it out! I first came up with this idea in response to a show about gender, which I failed to enter at the time. Then when I saw the ad for the Surreal Salon in Juxtapoz, I figured this might qualify as "Low-Brow Pop-Surrealism". It's been a big goal of mine to enter a National Exhibition, so I went for it! It felt like an accomplishment just to finish the painting and submit my entry -whether I was selected or not, at least I did it. Then I received notification that I actually made it into the show! Hot Damn!! They said they got over 300 submissions, so I'm feeling pretty good about making the cut. Best in Show will be published in Juxtapoz and Hi-Fructose magazines! -Hopefully with a link to the rest of the show, which could result in some excellent exposure. . . Toot  toot!

The Show will run through January in Baton Rouge


Did you know that Popeye was an animal rights activist?!



"I got a lotta muscle and I only gots one eye / And I'll never hurt nobodys and I'll never tell a lie / Top to me bottom and me bottom to me top / That's the way it is 'til the day that I drop, what am I?
I yam what I yam." 
-Popeye


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