In 2000, in the painting Waiting for God, I used for the first time a pin with a logo like a motive for my painting. This logo come from Aphex Twin aka Richard David James, an electronic musician and dj.
I decided to put this motive in my painting after watching Come to Daddy, the orgiastic mind-fuck video directed by Chris Cunningham in 1997 to the music of Aphex Twin.
Aphex Twin's logo was created, not by Dan Parkes as some sources assert, but by designer Paul "Terratag" Nicholson in 1992. Nicholson: "Dan Parkes was the illustrator of the artwork that appeared on the "Ventolin" release. A s far as I know, that is the only artwork that Dan created for Richard. A little piece of trivia about the logo: at the time I met Richard, I had being doing artwork for a San Francisco-based skatewear label called Anarachic Adjustment. Their 'thing' at the time had been the whole "alien" vibe (remember, we are talking 1991). So, I had been creating loads of designs based around the letter 'A' which got knocked back. Richard, having seen the work in progress, liked where I was going with the amorphic shape and from these I developed what is now the Aphex 'A.' The logo was finished early 1992, in time to appear on the "Xylem Tube" sleeve." (1)
(1) information taken from pictograms.blogspot.com
Eight years later I revisited the lyrics ofCome to Daddy in this recent nightmare drawing
No outro dia fui ao meu clube de video com a intenção de alugar o dvd do filme Shortbus (2006) escrito e realizado por John Cameron Mitchell. Queria revê-lo, sofria de ennui gripal era de tarde e não me apetecia fazer nada. -Estava fora! - disse a menina. E provavelmente não voltaria, já estava fora há muito tempo. Voltei para casa a pensar nas palavras de Susannah Breslin no seu blog; http://www.reversecowgirlblog.blogspot.com/
I've seen all kinds of porn - mainstream porn, altporn, feminist porn, fetish porn, midget porn. In my opinion, porn is porn. Porn is a movie in which people are fucking, period. You can call it what you want, and spin it how you will, but at the end of the day you're watching people fuck for show, for money, for a living. Porn is a pretty rough trade, and no amount of spin can doctor that fact.
Restou-me, apenas, chegar a casa fazer um charuto e passar o resto da tarde a ouvir a Nazi Girlfriend do Iggy Pop:
I want to fuck her on the floor Among my books of ancient lore So I will make a full report I got a Nazi Girlfriend