In that spirit, have you heard of "The Thrift Store Art Makeover Challenge"? Or some such. It's a trend. A fad. A trending fad. Not yet a fading trend...
So, what you do is, you go to a thrift store or yard sale or whatever and you find yourself a piece of "art" that maybe could use some improvement. Or perhaps one of those mass produced reproductions that proliferated in mid-century America (usually acquired through trading stamps). Robert Wood, for example.
So, you go and you find one of those and take it home and alter it. Hopefully in some cheeky, sardonic post-modern way. For example:
Anyhow, I'm gonna swing by the Goodwill after play practice and see what I can find.
And, I'm back.
So, this is what I found at the Goodwill:
So, I found my empty canvas, so to speak. I was talking to my friend Joe Hayes on the phone when I came across it. I described it to him and the "art challenge." I asked him for some suggestions for the alteration. When he mentioned Attack of the 50 Ft. Woman, I knew that's what it had to be. So props and thanks to Joe!
Now, I would normally take you, dear reader, on this creative journey with me. However, I want the unveiling to be a surprise, so check back here for updates!
More to come!