Now, this little fella has kind of a weird story behind him, but it's actually one of my most popular pieces.
The text there says, "Please don't leave me here." And this is inspired by a trip to the.
To the Stoughton Opera House in Stoughton, Wisconsin. It's one of these beautiful old opera houses from the late 19th, early 20th century. And I was seeing a show there, Davina and the Vagabonds, which was an awesome female vocalist and her jazz combo backup.
And on the stage there was a piano that was actually just not part of her set at all.
It was just like the venue's piano sitting on the stage, off to the side on stage right.
And this voice appeared in my head and said, "Please don't leave me here." Isn't that crazy?
I get goosebumps just talking about it.
But that voice was in my head the minute I looked at that piano. And I politely declined, but then went home and painted this little guy.
The original was on like a nine by twelve board, which I put kind of drywall plaster over, which had a weird little sheen to it, like a little gypsum kind of sheen, sparkle to it, black ink. And then painted this guy over it.
And this original is owned by my friends down in Rockford, Illinois.
But you can get a print right here. But what a cool story. It's one of my favorite stories to tell about a piece of my artwork.
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