He was wearing pants that appeared to be made of a sweater, or sweater material. One shoe had shoelaces, the other none. He was crouched down in the shadows of a building in downtown Nashville. Walkers passed by giving an odd glare at his drawings.
My conversation went like this: “So, how long have you been drawing naked women,” I quietly asked. “Ever since I learned how to draw about three years ago,” he told me. He then elaborated on the different poses as he thumbed through twenty or more sketches in his portfolio.
“I just moved to Nashville from Quincy, Illinois,” he said in almost a whisper. “I’m 38.”
“What do you do with your artwork,” I asked him. “I go down to FedEx and I Xerox copies and sell them… If someone wants the original, it costs more,” he told me. “I also draw hermaphrodites,” he said… “My brother use to date one.”
“Art is what you can get away with.” ― Andy Warhol (1928-1987)