Still Life Gone Wild!

The type says – ‘Paintings Disguise Themselves As Gas And Food In Order To Sell During These Difficult Economic Times!’
Painting is 17.25″X13.5″”, acrylic on another acrylic canvasboard painting including painted frame.

Unfortunately, I misplaced the prebreen on this one! As we hurtle toward the Great Depression of the 21st Century why not blow the last of your worthless currency on this hastily wrought canvasboard? I have placed an oil well, more food and a gas pump into this still life in order to increase the paintings value! The work depicts food and gas so you can imagine yourself full and always supplied with cheap fuel! The hamburger eating former teapot gas pump shows a fuel price of 32 cents a gallon, the lowest I remember it being during my lifetime. The pighead oil well blows a gusher while our dollars burn. The type rotates around my colon while the word food languishes in my divertículos, ouch! The corn ear near “gas + food” is both gas and food these days.

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25 cent hot dogs

Text on this painting says, ‘Are You Going to Eat That?’

About a year ago, I discovered I had Diverticulosis, which means that now, instead of eating lots of crap like I used to, I have to eat Kashi cereal and spinach and black beans and graze on lots and lots of greens like a cow in a field. This put a crimp in one of my favorite activities, going to Richdale’s convenience store in Newburyport for their 25 cent hot dogs. You could get 4 for a buck, smothered with onions and mustard, and be guaranteed a pleasant nauseated feeling for cheap. Of course, Mrs. Breen hates this, since she believes these delicious dogs to be as poisonous as antifreeze, so I have to sneak over there. But I took Mrs. Breen’s thrifty sister and commonlaw boyfriend over there anyway.

Walton and Emma

Anyway that Richdale hot dog is front and center of this piece. I thought the subject of this portrait looked like William S. Burroughs and this painting is a real ‘Naked Lunch’ moment, before you put the fork to your mouth and take the food into your body – ‘…a frozen moment when everyone sees what is on the end of every fork’.



In my postbreen, the 25 cent hot dog is contemplated with horror. Maybe it’s the toenail on it. Throughout the painting are weird foods I have eaten. Snake, chocolate-covered ants, grasshopper, dog(in China), snails and mescal worm are mixed with not so weird, but unhealthy foods that I love, such as Boston Kreme Donuts, McDonald Cheeseburgers, pepperoni pizza and Smarties. I would uncontrollably eat myself to death if enough Smarties were placed in front of me. There is also a monkey offering a quarter for the hot dog – I never did eat monkey brain, but it seems like the ultimate fear factor food to me so I dropped it in. Bon Appetit!

This painting is not for sale at the moment, but will go in my to-be-shown-in-an-exhibit-someday collection.