Bull shit

20140613-152725-55645449.jpg It’s acrylic and the story is simple. The book is whatever your sick of being sold, the fake salesman, the people who buy it, and the wise who know better. The lady on the left has lived, she doesn’t buy the hype and while she has no frills to the human eye to the ones lucky enough to know her she’s a saint and role model.


About toccopolasam

Artist Statement: I'm an outsider artist of women's traditional arts. I've been categorized both as a folk artist and south Gothic artist. I'm not sure either category fits me, but I know my art is informed by a feminine gaze. I distrust labels of this kind. Like my grandmother sewing, I do this because I consider it beautiful. I believe in making art that has a narrative, one that creates an ambiance contributing to the visual effect of the work. Like all Southerners raised in the specter of Lost Cause discourse, memories haunt me and my work as an artist. Although southern Gothic is generally rendered in ockers and gray because of multiple layers of decay on the genre, I use garish, Madi Gras colors in defiance of the myth that Scarlett O Hara is alive and well and living in Toccopola. My art searches the landscape for signs of the new south, I'm trying to scrape off the Mary Kay and show the real face however pock-marked of lady antebellum.
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8 Responses to Bull shit

  1. Tami Harrell says:

    The white haired lady in the apron looks like she is looking me straight in the eye with her “BS” comment. I almost feel like she is pulling me in, like there is an unspoken “knowing” between us. I like the way you depicted the “seller” as garish and fake. I really like this piece!

  2. Mark. Segars says:

    I was surprised when I visited this site but I shouldn’t have been. Profoundly disappointed that I didn’t see your depth from even our casual interactions. I really really hate to bring Faulkner into this BUT for some reason ” A Rose for Emily” popped into my head when I saw “Bull Shit” I’m not saying there is an equivalency but simply an association that I did not actively seek

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