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Wednesday, November 7, 2007

What Are You Doing?

posted by on November 7 at 18:11 PM

So today in office Eli Sanders wanted me to go ask this kid what he was doing. He’d been kneeling on the sidewalk painting a pair of pants and a t-shirt, pretty much all day. Here’s his explanation:

My main question is, what would happen if some graffiti kid went and tagged that wall tonight? Would he fail his assignment? Would he start over? Sounds like an awfully long process. Oh, how I miss art school. Wait, no I don’t.

If you want to cheer him on, throw a tomato, or just take a picture - he’ll be back, Thursday, at 11:00 a.m. Look for him on 11th Avenue, between Pike and Pine Streets. That is, *if* you can even see him.

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My question is, what is Dan Savage going to do to him?

Posted by Oh ma gawdz i hope this isntz off topicz! | November 7, 2007 6:34 PM

At first I thought he had some sort of pipi longstocking pigtails. That would have been interesting. But no, just your everday crappily knitted hat. When I see stuff like this knitted unevenly on 12's I think to myself - a culture of immediate gratification - provided that you can feel gratified wearing crap that seems to have been knitted by the mentally retarded.

Posted by kinaidos | November 7, 2007 6:44 PM

and like and like and like and um.
Artist statements are hilarious

Posted by blaire | November 7, 2007 7:03 PM

The first 3 comments are remarkably similar to thoughts I had while watching this. I seriously thought our artist friend had pig tails. Hysterical. Best of luck to him.

Posted by Michigan Matt | November 7, 2007 7:23 PM

Throw a Tomato???
This guy is great. He is doing far more than most people would attempt. If he uses the word "like" many times over that is forgivable in this circumstance because he intelligent and is up at 8 in the morning dedicated to something he believes in. He is passionate.
I really want to see how this turns out and if the Stranger has caused him to be harassed that would be a shame because he is doing something interesting, far more interesting that sitting at home playing video games blabbing on a cell phone or texting useless gossip like most people his age. Well many not his age text and have fare less passion and imagination than him.
You Better get a Picture of him in the finished piece. If I was in Seattle I would be there documenting
all of it.

Posted by -B- | November 7, 2007 7:45 PM

At least he's doing his projects. I'm impressed.

Posted by Mr. Poe | November 7, 2007 7:56 PM


Posted by truthseeker | November 7, 2007 8:36 PM

that is neat...

Posted by ilikeit | November 7, 2007 9:46 PM

Video go boom.

Posted by arandomdude | November 7, 2007 11:06 PM


Posted by Amelia | November 7, 2007 11:09 PM

This guy is friggin awesome! A+ for him! I can't wait to see him standing within the urban jungle as the urban jungle! Tell this kid he rocks! Maybe he should hook up with the public intern! :)

Posted by Kristin Bell | November 8, 2007 1:54 AM

After all this trouble, I hope he decides to stand there for an hour or two with a donation bucket at his feet.

Posted by Bryan | November 8, 2007 3:09 AM

Gee. You have to love ignorant, those self-centered elites snarking away at somebody actually working on an artistic project. Like, way to go, grownups! When's the last time you got off your cheetos-stained butt-cheeks and keyboards and applied your world-weariness to an act of creation other than your morning BM?

Posted by misrule | November 8, 2007 4:54 AM


Posted by happy renter | November 8, 2007 8:24 AM

Send public intern out to help him not be seen!

Posted by NapoleonXIV | November 8, 2007 9:49 AM

I don't think he said "like" enough.

Posted by Catman | November 8, 2007 9:50 AM

or just feed him cake.....

Posted by NapoleonXIV | November 8, 2007 9:51 AM

You have done us all proud!

Posted by KAE | November 8, 2007 7:07 PM

Come to Cornish Right now there are about 45 student artists that have camouflaged themselves into the enviroment! this is a brillant assignment!

Posted by Emily Olson | November 9, 2007 10:15 AM

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