Tuesday, June 15, 2010

making an identikit poster look real

it was obviously the first time i had ever done anything like that. there i was just heading for my studio in temperatures way over 30 degrees, planning to have a break from the market where i was selling paintings.
he showed me the poster and between my limited ialian and some hand signals , pointing and so on this was what he wanted me to do. to flesh out so to speak the black and white identikit poster. someone had stolen his son s car and the witness had come up with a rough desrciption.
so i tried, but it was weird. but then in this part of italy weird, unusual and funny are normal.
there was the time i passed a man standing in the middle of the road fixing a ladder with sellotape. real life here is like a story.