Boring. Who would ever really know that there was a creative person locked away behind that engineering facade? Who would really care? (And, would even I care, since few outside of Tom Sawyer ever have the chance to enjoy the idealized myth of their eulogy?)
Ah, but since that time I’ve added all sorts of far more interesting life pursuits: author, photographer, patron of the arts. And now, I have one more:
I’ve been invited to join an upcoming film project as an Executive Producer. The project is intended to be a short film (20 minutes, most likely) that will be included as an extra on the DVD release of a long form documentary scheduled for release sometime in the spring. The film takes a detailed look at one man’s massive collection of art, toys and oddly interesting stuff, and promises to document one of the world’s most important collections of lowbrow art. Principal photography is already underway and some of the initial materials I’ve seen have looked fantastic! My role will be one of sponsorship and support, with opinion, insight and ideas tossed around here and there. There’s a great team of people working on the project, and it’s guaranteed to grab the attention of any fan of today’s pop surrealism movement (think Mark Ryden, the Clayton Brothers, Camille Rose Garcia, and the usual suspects).
More details to come! And look forward to reading my obituary in 50 years or so….