Archived Tee - 2011-05-24Art curated by
The Son Of Orange
About the artist
Tell us a bit about this design.
This is my take on René Magritte’s “The Son of Man,” with a little Kubrick twist thrown in. I’ve always loved surrealist art and A Clockwork Orange is one of my wife’s favorite movies, so while we were talking about the movie recently, this design popped into my head.
Where are you from?
I’ve moved around a bit over the years, but about 97% of my life has been spent in and around the Dallas/Fort Worth area of Texas.
What do you want TeeFury fans to know about you?
My favorite color is and always has been orange.
What do you absolutely not want them to find out?
I’ve only ever watched A Clockwork Orange once in my life.
Name a few of your favorite things.
The Back to the Future trilogy, MST3K, Lost, Battlestar Galactica, The Venture Bros., The Food Network, Disney World, chicken, my Scottish Terrier, and my iPhone, to name a few.
What kind of art did you make as a kid?
I loved drawing cartoon characters. Mostly Looney Tunes and Calvin & Hobbes, but also few of my own design.
What is your favorite thing about Clockwork Orange?
As I already said, I’ve only ever seen the film once. It’s a deeply disturbing movie and not one that I can just pop in on a lazy Saturday afternoon and watch with a big bowl of popcorn (though my wife would certainly argue that point with me). If I had to pick a favorite thing, it would be Malcolm McDowell’s performance. So intense!
Star Wars vs. Star Trek: which would win the battle?
Wow, that’s a tough one. Probably Star Wars since having the force beats not having the force any day, and I think Star Wars might fight dirty. On the other hand, Star Trek doesn’t have Gungans, so I think I’ll just call it a draw.
Describe your favorite shirt that you own, and why you like it so much.
It's a shirt I've had for a few years that's also based on yet another iconic Magritte painting, “The Treachery of Images.” It’s got a Mario Bros. piranha plant coming out of a pipe with the inscription “Ceci n'est pas une pipe.” I love it because I know that if I meet a random stranger who truly gets the joke on all levels, we would instantly become best friends.
Which is better, gaming, reading, or watching movies? Name your favorite title in your chosen medium.
I love to read, but I’ve become such a multi-tasker (though some might call it A.D.D.), that I have a hard time devoting my time to sitting and doing only one thing. I’m more the type to be watching a movie while on my laptop, tabbing between some game and a drawing I’m working on. Or, if I’m not watching a movie, I love listening to audio books. I’m currently listening to The Dark Tower series by Stephen King for the second time. I love those books so much, and I’m currently working on one or two Dark Tower inspired designs.
What inspires your work?
I dunno… Lack of sleep mostly.
Any shout outs?
My wife Courtney for inspiring this design, my parents for supporting my terribly irresponsible decision to pursue art as a career, my dog Marty, and of course, Malcolm McDowell.