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Rigging an accident

Dec 15, 2011


This week I painted Table Saw Accident. It was by far the most involved and committed pose we've done and I want to share with you how much fun we're having in the studio. And I don't mean that tongue-in-cheek. We were laughing so hard we almost couldn't get to the painting. Thomas proposed the idea of Table Saw Accident, citing the old portable table saws that often fell over. I immediatly got the image of his head-over-heels and texted him that he'd be hanging by his ankles. Ironically we had the discussion the week prior reminiscing over which pose had been the most difficult, Gaffing Hook? Manure Fork? Crossbow? It was pretty much a toss-up.

Thomas came fully prepared for the challenge. Having already installed the i-hooks in my concrete ceilings in February for an installation I've not yet realized, there was plenty for him to work with. The question was, would they support his weight?


I asked him, "is it because your girlfriend is an acrobat that you know how to do this?" "You don't want to know why I know how to do this," came the reply. I'm just so happy to be working with someone so brilliant! If you're kinky and need some equipment installed...Thomas is your man! ;o)


"All I ask is that you tell me which body part you're paintings as you go, so I can move my other body parts"

Amazingly Thomas only took one break! I don't know how he did it!


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