FRIENDS OF THE JANITOr
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From the series:
"Friends of The Janitor"
A pairing of image and title.
A study in perceptual realism.
A conceptual riff. An internet trope.
A parlor game. A puzzle. A joke.
A poke at the real world.
OLE FROM IKEA
Look Lena. Here's the instructions.
"Say hello to my little friends.
Look for their little faces.
Look for their dark little eyes.
Look for their tiny little mouths.
Maybe a nose, or mustache.
Find the face. Read the title.
Relate the two to you. Repeat."
Ya... OK then.
So Lena... why don't you go first.
BREATH IN, BREATH OUT
Perception occurs as perspective pivots.
When pictures and words are united,
Image and text should dance
with idea, execution, and chance.
Humor is used to increase
the scope and breadth of each piece.
ALTITUDE ATTITUDE APTITUDE ADJUSTMENTS
A complete change may result
from the smallest of movements.
Wordplay and I are kind of a thing.
Straining against a blocked metaphor.
Inserting facts and innuendo as needed.
Flush with pride over a job well done.
Go ahead. Take your time. Sit and think.
Like Zen for Lutherans.
Friends of The Janitor
is an eccentric cast of characters.
Jokers, misfits, loners, and losers.
Some played their parts seriously.
Others were just being silly.
Several craved greater exposure.
Even, their unbridled big break.
For one it was the dawn
of a joy-filled new life.
For many it was the end
of their short-lived careers.
A wellspring of thoughts may flow from one
source. In "Draw Partner and I'll Fill You
with Lead," multiple layers of meaning can
be drawn from the same word lead.
It leads a list of concerns over the safety
of city water infrastructure. It taps into
Western movie lore, male-pattern boldness,
American gun culture, and emoji news.
And for good measure, I raise my glass
to our lead character...
The Kitchen Sink.
Friends of The Janitor comments on
contemporary issues, such as terrorism,
torture, spousal abuse, domestic life,
cultural identity, vegetarianism, race
relations, religious fervor, God and
demagogues, life, death, the military,
the government, the aliens, the patriots,
the little folks, and the American way.
Like metaphors gone wild, or some
crazy, clown-driven roller-coaster.
So walk, don't run. Watch where
you step. Fasten your seat belts.
Keep your arms all inside.
And remember, If my tongue isn't
wagging, it'll be tucked in my cheek.
Enjoy the ride. - Bill K.