Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Bud Wise: The Next Wave

Yesterday's class was intense for Bud, mostly, when he could focus enough to sit still. High pitched noises and buzzing with the fingers are the norm with Bud. Bud, I asked, what do you want to draw today? (We are mixing photo-derived drawings with doodles, but for Bud, anything goes). I was wearing an owl t-shirt which mesmerized him, possibly instilling trust, because he admitted the following intentions:

Well, I want to think of all the ways to ritually sacrifice and kill and owl even though IN NO WAY would I EVER do this in real life for I love owls so much. He said there are so many ways to kill an owl if you think about it, and then if you think about all the weapons you could use, like a sword, to start with, then all the ways you could ingest it, but I am not sure I want to have them ingest it...and then who would be ritually killing these owls? Are they doctors, scientists, Africans? And then maybe there are some curious Anthropologist types coming around to examine and study the sacrifice, you know young guys with their top shirt buttons open, sent there to take notes.....

Just a snippet. I told him to make lists of all the possibilities but he could not complete them, noting that he would have to be in a more somber mood. Everyone loves Bud. He is a true believer.

37 comments:

mountain man said...

FB, I told him to look at your work. As he also admitted to loving rainbows. He went on this tear about how people his age are really into pop psychedelic stuff (they are sophomores) and I said, yeah, I think people of all ages are interested in that kind of imagery because it's so idealistic, frenzied, goofy-positive. I dunno. Then he looks at me and is like "yeah, I guess people my age and older, even MUCH older like it too." How did it happen? I still feel so twelve.

Anonymous said...

He has mommy issues. Exactly where were your owls?

mountain man said...

There was one owl, white on blue, below the problematic swelling areas.

mountain man said...

Anon, do you think he wants to murder and dismember me? I would be so flattered.

Dennis Cooper said...

But your a chick.

postmoderndebunker said...

MM, HELLO!
I am back and jet-lagged. Where is all the snow? Geez.

Bud Wise is starting to worry me.

fairy butler said...

hi mm! are bud's drawings still rocking the house? want to se. he sounds like he has a touch of the crazies... ? how are the other clients fairing by the way?

fairy butler said...

'ello pd. how was the sun?

postmoderndebunker said...

Hey FB. I needed the sun desperately, and it was deeeevine. Every day was warm and bright. Yesterday I secretly wished my flight would be cancelled. I did not see so m,uch in the way of relics--but had a lot of good times.
The flight home was possibly the worst flight EVER. I almost smacked a kid.

fabeebes said...

PD, did you get your slice on?

Corny said...

bud has revealed much of himself. He wants to ingest, but can't so fantasy turns to dismemberment. Sorry to get all Freudski on you but me thinks bud has a crush.

Crushes in the class room are really good, students with crushes on the teacher do better in class, or at least they show up consistantly.

Sorry if I over analyzed...
He sounds genius.

pd said...

I had crushes on my teachers all through high school. By the time I got to art school...it was all over.

Mountain Man said...

Hmmm, not sure about that crush theory, I think Bud cooks it up all on his own, no matter what. I am not afraid of his dismemberment desires...they are totally understandable, in light of everything.

WELCOME BACK PD!!!!! I missed you so much, my lovely.

sloth said...

Hi PD! Missed you.

sloth said...

MM, I think you are the ideal teacher for BW. Others might not appreciate his borderline qualities.

Regi said...

MM Why dont you encourage BW to setup a blog so we can all see and marvel. Keep your secret about your growing number of blogs though. A good behavior management trick is to convert deconstructive behavior into constructive behavior, a blog might do the trick. If your teaching minors I dont recommend it however. Im a fan of Fred Jones' methods.

When in Florida did you see old people in polyester leisure suits? Florida isnt Florida without them.

Do I look like this artist?

I spend little time watching TV because it doesnt support my interests. Im glad your back. I was missing my fix.

Mountain Man said...

He is gentle and not aggressive in spite of how that story sounds....his drawings are gorgeously sensitive and odd. I don't think he is borderline, more like mildly autistic? Hmmm....or just a little spazzy and very stream of consciousness. I have been trying to "diagnose" and "analyze" him as well.
He is like popcorn and swizzle sticks in the class room.

Mountain Man said...

Hi Regi. You offer interesting advice, very special advice. Hope you are well and steamy.

I think I told the story about Bud wrong. He is not scary or destructive. He made a drawing of an owl being strapped down to an examination table with a belt and some rope. The beak was being removed and rainbows were coming out of the beak area. It was really cool.

Mountain Man said...

Hi Slothers!!! Hope you are well today. You are a sweetiehead.

sloth said...

MM, hi!

Spazzy + stream-of-consciousness = perfect setup for career in art. Helps to be obsessive. Is he obsessive?

fairy butler said...

the art career conversation on painter blog is depressing me today. i am close to damaged goods territory. it's ok. i can reassure myself that it makes no difference, etc. all is fine. i dunno. sorry.

fairy butler said...

i would like to be annointed with the believer balm. ham paw, or excuse me - lion tamer - can you help me with this? smash my head on the crack rock.

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fairy butler said...

sorry, third post in a row, but i agree with regi. a bud wise blog would be so excellent.

sloth said...

Make him do it, MM... you have the power - you are the teacher & he is the grasshopper!

(sorry - re-post due to time warp effect...)

lion tamer said...

FB, this career talk is very damaging. I anoint you with the oils of encouragement and bravery.

lion tamer said...

I am very over-ripe. I am as smelly as my captives.

postmoderndebunker said...

Career talk gives me intestinal cramps. Unless we are talking about my career as a flight attendant.

I am falling asleep at my desk.

sloth said...

PD, you need a Costanza desk. It's a thing of beauty.

pd said...

Yes, Sloth! I happen to be working on the Pensky file.

fairy butler said...

i just finished with a company party. painful. i did some artwork for said party which was never handed out or printed out because someone "forgot". ? whatever. also was yelled out by the crazy facilities lady because i taped something to a 'special' wall. the mood of hate is fierce. i am leaving now.

lion tamer said...

There is blood on my thought bubbles. MM, I hope bud starts a blog.

Puppy Killer said...

I can't take it!!!! Everything is making me upset and angry. I am failing in every way. There is failure everywhere.

sloth said...

Puppy Killer, if you are failing at killing puppies, there is something. I don't, however, believe the rest of it. I feel that I know you, and you are good, P.K. Stop with the self-hates this moment! you are loved.

w.w. said...

hello! i feel funny.

Puppy Killer said...

WW, funny, ha ha? Or funny peculiar.

Sloth, thanks for your kind words. I do not believe we have met in this life, but maybe in the next or the last?

sloth said...

okay, I confess: I was a puppy in my last life. You can guess the rest.

But I forgive you because being a sloth is so much cooler! Thank you, PK.

By the way, if you come to artisticthoughts to confess your self-hatred, you are taking the right step, PK, because, in between all of the crazy loopiness, this blog is a blog of LOVE.