Awhile back I wrote about using targets in art. It was on my mind because I did it a lot in the past and wanted to somehow get back there. It was not all out of my system.
Perhaps I will paint them someday. I don’t think they completely belong to Kenneth Noland or Jasper Johns at all.
All of these I have done since it became 2008. They all have something to do with drugs, drink, death and women. (The scans are not the best as they are bigger than usual and I stitched it all myself.) (I love Natalie Wood.)
I’d love to do some with Liza’s mother, Judy Garland, if I had the right images. She’s the first casualty really, or at least the biggest one that I can think of. Her story just rips me apart. I recall when she died – I was just a kid, but I knew that she was always in the tabloids our neighbors had around, sort of like a Britney of those days. She had a young husband and all this tragedy in her face. And the biggest talent, the biggest voice.