Now why would I write the word friends on my hips? Well, because recently SPOOK magazine invited me to interview the artist Misha Grace from the music duo friendships, and so obviously; friends on your hips... friends hips... friendships.
Ha, and so yeah, I'm pretty excited about this interview, I think it's one of the best ones I've written, (not that I've really written that many), plus now that I think about it I'm also pretty excited about writing friends on my hips, it's actually a pretty good idea for a tattoo. You should get it!
You could get it tattooed onto your left side and your friend could get a matching one tattooed onto their right side, and that way the two of you will always be joined at the hip. You should probably drop whatever you're doing right now and race on over to the hippest tattoo parlour you can find.
And so yeah, enough stalling, click on this sentence for a link to my interview with Misha Grace from friendships. Hope you like it.
Here's a photo from the article, of Misha and I, obviously talking about very serious stuff.
And here's two slightly less serious looking photos that SPOOK magazine didn't use.
As well as writing the piece I also did a little drawing to illustrate the part of the interview at the start where Misha mentions a newtons cradle.
A newtons cradle is one of those things that has five balls, each hanging from two wires, that are used to demonstrate how momentum and transferring energy works.
Misha brought up the newton's cradle when I asked her about how she collaborates with her friendships partner Nick. Misha described the process as Nick being one of the end balls and her being the other, and the balls in the middle are the art. I think it's a really strong analogy for how two people can collaborate and so to accompany the article I made this gif to visually represent what she'd said.
I also made the same gif without the text, just for fun. I'd never made a gif before, I really like them, especially when they're of a newtons cradle. Scientists have always said that perpetual motion is impossible but it looks like my gif has proved them wrong. I might win a Nobel Prize for this gif, just so long as whatever screen it's being shown on doesn't run out of battery the thing will just keep going forever, from the newtons cradle to the grave.
And speaking of gifs, well actually this time I'm speaking of gifts, after the interview as a way of thanking Misha for her time I gave her a pair of sculptures of chips that I'd made, (one for her and one for her friendships band member Nick). One of the chips was crinkle cut and the other one thins, both acrylic on kiln fired ceramic. On the chips I painted the word friend, thus, making them friendchips.
|Cause the best kind of chip is a friendchip.|
Here's Misha with them, clearly very impressed.
I actually made a third friendchip as well, this one was just for me though. Here's Misha signing it while I hold some draping things away from her head.
Hopefully friendships will become the biggest band in the world and my signed friendchip will be worth it's weight in golden gaytimes
but if for some reason friendships doesn't become the next Taymen Parlour then that's ok too because as I do of course have a plan B on hopefully not becoming homeless, and that's to sell this collection I've started making of blue chip art.
Blue chip art. Acrylic on kiln fired ceramic. 2015.
Ha, but ok, all I really wanted to say in this blog post is that I hope you get a chance to read the SPOOK interview with Misha Grace and I'd love to hear what you think of it. Once again, here's a link to the article.
And now, having said all that, I'd better wrap this up as you've gotta go get friend tattooed on your hip and I need to go eat some friendchips. Maybe I'll have them with some french dips. Heck, I might even have them with some crustaceans that hang around the outskirts of society, you know; fringe shrimps.
See you soon and in the meantime, much like my drawing of a newtons cradle, keep on moving and never gif up.