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July 4, 2007

Red White And Blue

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This is a 4th of July portrait by Nick Prendergast. From what I've gathered, it's been blown up to gigantic proportions, mounted on wood and is on display at an art show somewhere in Texas starting today.

It was my first time modeling. I'm glad my palor proved suitable for the thematic requirements of the project, but I especially like it because I think it pretty accurately reflects my feelings for what has, after the epic low points of 2000 and 2002, become my least favorite holiday. I remember one year where I didn't even bother getting out of bed on the 4th in an effort to avoid whatever misfortune was headed my way. This is why A Catalog Of Anticipations III (which comes second in the chronology most people have seen at this point) climaxes at a 4th of July picnic. Back when I had the idea for it last October, it was going to be a Halloween party. Then that changed to New Years. Then the whole story for the piece became a lot more personal and the only way to end it was with on a summer's day with fireworks.

Nick is also shunning the holiday this year. Or at least celebrating it in a different way: he's flying into LA later this morning to spend a week working on a new screenplay with me. Well, technically, it's an old screenplay. It's something we wrote over an inebriated summer back in 2001 that we decided we should brush off. It's going to be a fun (and hopefully fruitful) next few days...

Posted by David Lowery at July 4, 2007 12:17 AM

Comments

Striking photo David.

JB

Posted by: Jerry at July 4, 2007 1:31 AM

Really interesting lighting -- the blood from your nose almost looks digital and the specks of it on your teeth seem to stand out more than they should.

Posted by: Adam R at July 4, 2007 2:46 AM

The blood on the teeth is a brilliant nuance that completely makes the picture perfect. The photo is even more wonderful when seeing the actual mounted print. Nick did a great job and you so did you pretty boy.

Posted by: jmj at July 4, 2007 10:23 AM

Indeed, no digital effects are present here. That blood was dripping out of my nostril in full force.

Posted by: Ghostboy at July 5, 2007 2:16 AM

Told you my mom can handle herself...

Posted by: mutinyco at July 5, 2007 10:04 PM