We became so interested in our little game that on our last day in New Orleans we had one goal: to find the perfect place to place one of our Zombie Logic Press stickers next to one of Achoo's tags.
Jenny has been painting since we got back. She may paint for a long, long time what she saw.
Achoo doorway in New Orleans. Watercolor by Jenny Mathews
House on St. Peters by Jenny Mathews
I was reading something about Outsider Art this week, and I saw that it had been identified as an investment opportunity for those who collect art. Apparently, a hot commodity. I don't even have mixed feelings about this, only disgust. I know a few dozen Outsider Artists who can't pay their rent because they couldn't sell ice in the desert. There are thousands and thousands of others in America in jails, institutions, and wandering the streets. If they make work, they will never profit from it, and that insult is at the heart of my anger. All that suffering and intentional neglect by society that went into that work ending up in the collection of the very people who did the neglecting and discrimination in the first place.