Chris wants to be adopted... by the Pope of Trash!
For starters, Ill explain the collage. There was really no reason for putting this together other than the fact that I am quite possibly one of the biggest John Waters fans. Although, Im sure every Waters fan feels the same way. I love doing different forms of artwork based around people I idolize, and Mr. Waters far surpasses the term idol, in my eyes anyways.
To begin, yes, you guessed it, the large picture of the guy with the green eyes is me, and the arm poking out of the left-hand side is my arm. On it youll notice my 18th birthday present from me to myself. Yes its a real tattoo. Yes Im going to want it forever. Lots of people ask me if thats my name and I always think, Why in the hell would I get my own name tattooed on my arm? My mother thinks its funny to tell everyone its my boyfriend.
Below my arm is a flyer that was given to me during the week of the Phoenix Film Festival. John was scheduled as a special speaking guest, doing a One Man Show. I was ecstatic, of course. I mean, how many people have their all time favorite film director attend their city festival?
Below the flyer is my Odorama Card from Polyester that I had him sign. If you look close you can see he circled his favorite smells (2 and 9). To the right is my very first John Waters poster, the infamous Pink Flamingos. And last but certainly not least, if you glance above the poster you see what looks like the cover of the biography Filth an excellent book about the life and film career of the man himself. Well, its actually a painting I did, along with the portrait of Cecil (upper-right corner).
After John's seminar, he opened the theater up for Q and A. My question was, What would you say if I asked you to adopt me? Quite possibly one of the lamest questions of all time, I thought. He chuckled and replied, Oh, youre the one with the John Waters tattoo arent you? Then followed up with a simple, Yes, but not legally of course The entire room laughed and so did I, only I wasnt quite sure what he meant by that, so, John, if you read this someday, maybe you can explain it to me. Otherwise Im still waiting to sign the adoption papers.