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Words from jimiyo: What better way to say, "Hi, I am well read, intellectual, and... there is a small possibility, if you mess with me, you might get buried alive."
Wear on those days when you want that, "Oh snap, he's wearing the Poe shirt, stay away" effect.
Tell us about this design: It is a charcoal drawing that was done as part of a series of drawings for an exhibit. I initially started the series as an exploration into people who are stared at by others. I did a lot of sideshow people, but it started evolving after about the 20th drawing into a little expedition into the infamous and dark. And since I've always loved Poe, I thought it would be good to include him, especially with the unnerving and haunting way he seems to stares back.
Tell us about yourself: I went to school, got degrees and stuff, and was set loose upon the world. I started off doing mainly expressionist pieces and I worked that way until recently. I was getting a little bored with my own angst. So I looked back and examined some styles that I had left behind and I redeveloped a graphic style, which seems to be quite suited for digital art, and I basically just started drawing again... other than that, I live in a small apartment with my daughter in the middle of Georgia - in Macon, rhymes with bacon... home of Otis Redding, Little Richard, the Allman Brothers, a couple of REM folks, and Chuck Levell... inventors of the kazoo... home of female serial killer Anjette Lyles... and we're about to have one of the biggest street parties in the world... good times...
MAC or PC? I'm a PC these days.
Any Tales of Intrigue? Do Tell! (any interesting story, or wild occurence) My first show was censored. It was a group show and first they rearranged the walls so that my stuff was in its own small room; then they put up a sign warning people about my art; and then, after the opening, I was told I had to remove two pieces of work. I wouldn't have done it if they had not threatened to close the entire show and I didn't think it would be fair to the other artists. People were outraged and there were petitions drawn up and signed, but it didn't do any good. And things like that kept happening for a while - I got fired from my job because they thought my drawings were too controversial. They didn't seem so weird to me, but man, I thought I'd never catch a break...
Any shout outs? Hi, Mom!