OK, so here’s the deal. I am contemplating a new series of work based on Agent Orange and Vietnam, and I am thinking of making an “altar piece”, one of those fold up affairs that would have God the Father at the top (I was going to replace this with a winged Illuminati eye) and then us poor earthlings in the middle section and finally Satan and hell at the bottom. Just thinking of adding Nixon and Kissinger to the sides… So I am waiting for a “sign” (nothing like voices or hallucinations) just a confirmation.
First my consultant at the Directory of Illustration emails me and tells me that the Vietnam Veterans magazine has used the Directory before, hmmm? So I go in past the Starbucks in Kroger’s and I spot this coffee cup with an “eye of horus” on it! Talk about synchronicity!
OK this is going to be different for everyone. There is something that you do that when you do it, time stops. You can start a drawing (or your THING) at 6 pm and look up at the clock and it’s 3 am! For me it’s drawing or making art for yourself. When you got a client on the other end “performance anxiety” sets in. It becomes an illustration then. So I want the first piece of art to do.
When I do THAT, the Parkinson’s symptoms go away. Find your own thing though. For Michael J. Fox it’s hockey!
This drawing took three days…
But they told me “Doc, don’t touch your gun! We don’t want you accidentally shooting one of us.”
New drawing style using an iPad and Adobe Ideas. The brush tool has a wonderful thick and thin quality to it. This is a picture of me, my brain (which I didn’t know at the time was being affected by Agent Orange), and my helmet.
One of the hidden symptoms of Parkinson’s is depression. Undoubtedly it aggravated a longstanding condition. What demons drove him to the edge we may never know. Let’s rather remember laughing our collective ***** off every time we saw or heard him.
I hold a firm hope to see him again. His favorite storybook series when a child was “The Chronicles of Narnia.”