One of the first things I do in the morning is check Eric Baker's "today" for inspiration. There is almost always something in it worth keeping. I don't know how I got on the list but I certainly appreciate his time and thoughts putting it together. Here is a piece by an "unknown" artist he sent out (there are usually 40-50 images in each "today" e mail)
With all the health care mess going on I knew I could take this and make a strong statement. Something alluding to a collision or impending crash. Something bad. About midway through I felt the idea was strong enough to send it out to a few art directors. I first sent it to Jason Treat (The Atlantic) then Nicholas Blechman and Leanne Shapton (NY Times). A few hours passed then the phone rang. It was TIME wanting a cover! Wow. I don't get too many covers because I'm not sleeping with TIME art directors like Edel (slut). Anyway the cover job turned into a single page but for shits and giggles I went and sent this to Thomas, the AD, anyway.
Mr Treat (as I like to call him) is going to run this as a "Gallery" in the next Atlantic so I may offer this as an imagekind print if I can get off my lazy ass and register. In the interim, I'd like to finish the idea...
which would look something like this. the only frame I'm uncertain about is who is going to make a clean getaway. The banks seem to have no problem lately. The media? They're always getting hammered. I'm liking the hurst action though. Maybe theres an ambulance in there too. Your thoughts? (thx to T Fuchs for his slinging his opinion as I was striking out. six pack of Beck's is en route).