Friday, October 1, 2010

Portrait of the artist in a wheelchair

This photo is for a feature I'm working on for Boing Boing. (I'll post the link when it's online.) This is a photograph of a painter who is in a wheelchair. He's also a veteran. He told me about how he used to be cranky all the time, but not anymore, and he said he didn't want to talk about the war, because it gave him nightmares, and when I found him out front on a turquoise ramp smoking a cigarette, he took off his hat while I took his picture.

You can only see a part of it, but the painting, which is big, is of Jesus. I said, stupidly, what's that one called, and he said, "The Resurrection." It was Jesus coming out of the cave. He had attached a real, smaller staff to the canvas.

In any case, more to come.