untitled (circa 2005-06)I had some friends up from Chicago over the past few days. Last night we were listening to records and I found this on top of some Nancy Sinatra & Billy Strange records.
This is really old.
I have no clue how it ended up on those records since they have been moved 3 times since I made it, but this is the kind of thing I was doing back in 2005-2006 right after graduating from making snowflakes and accordion paper dolls. This was made using a box cutter, an old red packing slip and a black Sharpie in the basement of my old job at Gethsemane Garden Center in Chicago.
Around this time I had recently bought a bootleg of Johnny Cash, Osborne Brothers, Bob Dylan & Son House at the 63 or 64 Newport Folk Festival. I don’t know why but I was drawn to the stages and I made several drawings that look exactly like this except they featured who I wanted in them. I know I drew one of Stringbean Akeman, Hawkshaw Hawkins & for some reason Grimble Grumble, but as far as I remember, this is my only papercut stage.
Anyway, I just thought I’d show what I was doing 8 or 9 years ago with a box cutter, scrap paper and a Sharpie.
(I was not so hot at staying in the lines)