I recently completed an engagement announcement for a young couple that came to see my studio. They scheduled a time to visit after they saw my Iraqi Veteran Burn Victim in a blog post titled “Seven Incredible Cigarette Art Pieces Portraying People and Animals“, by Caz Davidson from 1800recycling.com. The groom-to-be, Joshua, was going to propose to his girlfriend (now fiancee), Violet, and asked me to come up with something. So, I created “Violet Will You Marry Me” out of cigarette butts. Violet did say yes and the happy couple will be getting married this summer. Congratulations Joshua and Violet! May your marriage be as wonderful and long lasting as my marriage with Ruby. BTW… I’ll order the steak for the reception dinner – joke.
They also bought a sculpture, which was a pair of my shoes with insulation foam coming out of them. Thank you. I am thinking about producing a line of these shoes and even having people send or donate their shoes to me so that I can foam them. What do you think?
Outside of aiding along matrimony, I am still working on Marlboro pyramids, which are influenced by Warhol’s soup cans and of course an endless supply of materials from my “healthy” habit. I am sitting here gluing packs of cigarettes together and wondering whether there is any point. I do think it will be a magnificent work but I just keep creating. Anyone know anyone at Marlboro/Altria? I am interested in what they’d think?