My next two works will be of two girls I knew of in the pass. Portrait one is of a young girl about 18 years old. She was very overweight. Black hair which was always messed up. Had on old shappy dresses every time I seen her. She was mentaly retarted. She was homeless. She was laught at. She was alone and unwanted. She walk the streets of Atlanta for a few years. Late 1960,s to early 1970,s. Never did talk to her. Always felt sorry for her. She was knowed as the Peimont Pig. I heard she died of a drug overdose in 1973. Don,t really know. I never knew her name. I will name her Jane. Portrait two will be of a young girl who use to walk the streets of lower Atlanta. Mostly Steward Ave. She was about 20 years old. She was a hooker. She had long blond hair. She was a dwaf. About 4&1/2 feet tall. I would see her at times as I dove back and fourth to work. I guess I seen her at times over the course of about a year or so. It was 1984. I never did talk to her. But thier were times when our eyes would meet. She was found murdered in a motel room on Steward Ave. I never knew her name. I will name her Little Marie. For a painting surface I will use Sheet Steel. 38" x 46". I will prime the surface with metal primer. Will use oil paint.
Perfection is what drives an artist.
The inability to achieve perfection is what creates a work of art.
John A. Barandon http://steelbronze.vpweb.com