A recent issue of Star Magazine humiliated Jessica Simpson with a contemporary version of a public hanging. They ran a cover photo of her along with the accompanying headline, It's Not A Fat Suit! Inside the mag, they included a full-page version of the photo with the screaming headline, Hips Don't Lie! The photo was taken at an unflattering angle, and while Jessica didn't really look fat (at least to me) she did look ridiculous. She's up on stage, her mouth is gaping wide open, voluptous double-D cups bust out of her jacket and she's holding a very phallic-looking microphone in her hand. I didn't notice any fat, but it did cross my mind that she looks a lot like a blow-up doll. The photo had a very pornographic look to it and I felt compelled to capture it. Now that I've painted and posted the image, I realize I too am participating in her public hanging. Oh, the humanity. Medium: acrylic on board, digital text.
I had my hand slapped recently by Paris Hilton's attorney after I painted crabs scurrying near the vicinity of her crotch. A warning to other artists and bloggers: you may not add crustaceans to any of your creative interpretations of Paris Hilton because doing so implies Ms. Hilton has loathsome diseases and you'll be threatened with defamation. However, no one said anything was wrong with painting Paris Hiltonas a crab. The Heiress Crab is an invasive species of crustacean found in Southern California. It can be spotted crawling around Barneys, Kitsons, the In-N-Out Burger and in various nightclub VIP rooms. It has numerousnaturalenemies and can't seem to hold on to any friends. Cops enjoy pulling the Heiress Crab over not because it often breaks the law, but because they want to ask it out to dinner. Recently the Heiress Crab was sentenced to spend time in a crab trap as punishment for it's bad behavior and now it's claws are out for vengeance. Medium: oil on wood.
Much thanks to GeekSugar for this nice write up and interview confirming the fact that I am indeed a geek. Update Sept. 2012: I am no longer a geek. I am now a nature freak/mystery elf.
Much thanks to half the planet's population for emailing me to do a Paris Hilton in Jail posting. I'm working on one, but it's not quite ready yet. To celebrate Paris Hilton's jail sentence, I'm going sailing out on the beautiful San Francisco Bay today. Champange will be a'flowing and laughter-filled gloating will fill the air. Meanwhile, here's another delightful Jeff Polage Celebrity Pantomime. This time, Jeff has created a stunning likeness of Paris Hilton's crotch. We tried to find a raw chicken that looked more rotten, but the grocery clerk said they only carried fresh chickens. We did this photo shoot in a pool side cabana located at a Beverly Hills hotel and all the tony hotel guests gave us dirty looks as hirsute Jeff walked past everyone carrying a raw chicken and wearing nothing but a towel. It was a good day.