||[May. 17th, 2010|02:17 pm]
Crafty Beatle fans
A Day in a Life
Let me introduce to you...
No, not Billy Shears, just me, slatts.
I may be in the wrong "neighborhood" here as I'm an 'old Beatles-fan.' I was just 9 years old when the Beatles showed up on my mother's television. Later that year—fully possessed by the disease, jokingly called "beatlemania"—I performed for my cub scout troop's talent show. With a wig I made from my mother's black beret and a corrugated cardboard guitar I made to resemble George Harrison's famous Gretsch, I lip-synced "I Saw Her Standing There" switching positions and playing all four of the Beatles.
Many, many years later—now a musician and an artist—I re-created that 'talent show' role and posed as all four of the Beatles for this portrait.
So, the question: "Do you find the four lads from Liverpool often invading your paintings?" I have to answer, yes.