I once had a friend who said she didn’t have the “luxury” of going insane. Like… there weren’t enough hours in the day to lose her mind.
When I ran across your portfolio, I thought, this dude knows how to lose is mind… properly. If there is such a thing.
I don’t have a favorite in his collection. All of his work says, free your mind; think those crazy *ss thoughts. I mean, he let his mind create a world most people can’t begin to imagine. Even if they could, they wouldn’t be able to move the things they see from their mind to canvas like he can.
So, I looked into this guy. What a trip! He’s not just an artist. He’s an inventor; like a modern day Renaissance Man. He designs and builds frickin’ aircrafts and natural ways to harness energy. I mean, who does that? I can think of maybe one other guy who’s trying to change the world, but he wants to send people to Mars, while John is finding ways to make life on earth better now.
People have probably told him he’s crazy. They’ve said that about me too. But, if I were Native American I wouldn’t be where I am now. People like me would be celebrated. They’d have spirit guides and elders teaching them how to harness visions, not putting them in beds with straps and giving them pills to take visions away.
At least I’ve got lots of time in here. Gives me the chance to find people like John and write rambling letters to a stranger who doesn’t seem that strange at all.
It seems like he had, I dunno, people around him who said, let your freak fly. He must be from a different country or something. Or maybe the people who raised him were Gypsies. Whatever. At least he was encouraged to be different, if you know what I mean. That seems important.
Now that I think about it, my favorite painting (that doesn’t show a naked woman- ha, ha) has gotta be A New Dawn. It’s a guy, standing alone, with destruction all around, but he seems like he expected it to happen and he also knows there are better things to come. He’s like a Neanderthal guy, who’s also listening to the vibrations of the earth. He’s alone, but at the same time seems hopeful. Kind of like me, I guess.
Anyway, thanks for all the stuff you do. If I ever get outta here maybe I’ll look you up.
Just kidding, stalking isn’t my thing. I’m not sure what my thing is, but maybe it’s noted somewhere in my file.