The Ugly


Product Description

A client wanted the ugliest frame I could build to mirror a repellant print.

It started with spray gluing the back of the repellant print, then applying same to some crimson matte board, which was cut to an inch boarder.  This gave the rough dimensions for the hidden (mostly) pine frame (salvaged futon bed slats), to be faced with filthy, mud encrusted, gray green riven, shattered, holed, windy, bent wine stakes.

So Far, So Bad.

Once the hideous amalgam was assembled, cased the dreck brought me by the client.  Amid the used Sawzall blades, tacks and tackle, there this a gem: a cast iron mermaid, already with hanging hardware.  Clearly, the frame should hang by this, via fluorescent nylon cord, strung from the nipples.Some rusty bent nails, staple loosely a pair of lures, and the climax – tack on some sheet metal.  Epoxy onto the face of the mermaid a hollowed out human skull just the appropriate scale.

Result: the most repugnant creation ever to exit JohnsonArts.

The client was pleased.

You get lucky sometimes.


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