There are (almost) always good things hiding behind stuff.
Like when your last chewing gum drops out of your mouth and on the barber’s floor; and when you bend down to pick it up you find 2 sealed brand new packs of Hubba Bubba a customer forgot last week.
Hope you get what I want to bring around once you see the canvas for this license plate airbrush image.
Cutting it up
I did this piece for my girlfriend at the time.
She was a big admirer of the Alaska state and so I did a license plate with her name and birth year on the back of a nice black leather jacket. After we split she cut out the plate painting, threw the jacket away and gave me the cut out leather piece.
I still don’t really get if it was just intended as “Here, butt hole, that’s what I do to the crap I got from you” or if there was an unspoken and unconscious “But you put so much love and work into it, I just can’t throw it away” added.
Cutting out well is better than sewing up well.
Anyway, as I said in the beginning, wherever there’s a shadow, there must be a light belonging to it.
And therefore I’m really really happy I got that painting back, ’cause it doesn’t only remind me of breaking up but also of the good times I lived through before that.
And because the plate back where it belongs, by his Good Ole Dad.
Here are some closeups of the plate and an image for size comparison.