The eloquent messages scribbled on the wall were a resault of several parties and many of our friends. The phone number is to the unit I belonged to when I went to war.
First of the Series sold to Larry Curl of the punk/rock/soul/space band T.O.A.S.T. (taken outside and shot twice). Those are Munchichis riding the ponies.
I wanted to destory innocence and somehow get back at society, but instead I ended up painting funny pictures.
Yes, this is a Sea Monkey suicide bomber in Snork Village. I was homesick for combat when I painted this one. My message, if there is one, is that these little annoying creatures fight in the fishbowl, the beta doesn’t care, notice, or give a shit.
Somehow this art helped me.
I can’t find the earlier paintings I did when I first got back. I didn’t have a digital camera and I was too irresponsible to care to take pictures of it.
The Pop art I started when I came back from the war.
I gave all the earlier stuff away, but this was the first painting I did in the pop art vein. After this one I couldn’t stop.
True story: This one and the Papa Smurf Crucifixion sold to the assistant dean of psychology of Pacific University.
Sean Davis is the author of The Wax Bullet War, a Purple Heart Iraq War veteran, and the winner of the Legionnaire of the Year Award from the American Legion in 2015 and the recipient of the Emily Gottfried Emerging Leader, Human Rights award for 2016. His stories, essays, and articles have appeared in the the Ted Talk Book The Misfit’s Manifesto (Simon and Schuster), Forest Avenue Press anthology City of Weird, Sixty Minutes, Story Corps, Flaunt Magazine, The Big Smoke, Human the movie, and much more.
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