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how i became the art predator

Posted in art city with tags , , , , , , , on November 4, 2007 by artpredator

i fell in love with a beautiful sculptor

tall lean he worked in metal, stone

shaped trees too

he had blue stitches in his nose

a chain saw had fallen from the sky

almost sliced it off

i moved in to his studio

slept in his metal sculpture under a tarp

cooked in a trailer

watched movies in a shed

listened to mice

showered outside

peed there too

i wanted my own space

he offered to build me a tree house

a place where i could write

high above the world

art city was big enough for me too

my dad helped me design & build a loft

i got my stuff out of storage

moved it all in–books clothes futons

the sculptor and i

didn’t last long

he was furious

i wouldn’t leave

you’re not a real artist he said

you don’t belong here he said

you’re not an artist he said

you prey on artists

you use them

you’re just an art predator

that’s what you are

the art predatoraswim

12 Comments leave one →
  1. michel permalink
    January 23, 2008 6:52 pm

    LOL. I like the blog and the premise. Good job, Gwendoolyn!

  2. jessica permalink
    February 16, 2008 4:50 pm

    speaking of headlines. i love yours. who is the sculpture. you were preying on? if thats their work in the header spot…i like it too. my header photo is my photo-merge panoramic of the san fransisco bay. on the right you can see justin and his roomate jason. i’m glad you enjoy my page. its fun to personalize them :D

  3. March 17, 2008 8:21 am

    Well, I take that as fair warning. Predation, influence, fair trade, I don’t know your friend, he was probably just an idiot but you have taken the scene and used it to reveal something of yourself, taken the term on it on, so to speak in a most honourable way,

  4. April 9, 2008 7:47 am

    thanks Paul, for seeing that…that point comes out in the story about where the name came from pt 2!

    jessica, the sculptor in the image in the header is peter hudson and the piece is an amazing one form burning man 2008. search for monkeys or burning manon this site and it will take you to more about it including a link to a very cool slide show about how it was made.

    thanks for reading my blog and writing me!

  5. June 10, 2008 3:18 am

    artpredator! thanks for checking out my blog. i enjoyed your i want to be that man poem. how do i do the blog roll thing? does it work on blogspot? if i can figure it out, i will happily add you…. oxox harriet, aka bittybadbat, formerly known as snowshoebunny before i went back to the bat

  6. June 10, 2008 3:23 am

    harriet–yay, thanks for coming by!

    it is easy to add me to your blogroll–simply go to links on your dashboard and paste in my url (that’s how I do it anyway…)

    there’s some good blogs on my roll re blogging you might check out on this blog and my (the write alley on my blogroll).

    i look forward to seeing you around wordpress!

  7. September 21, 2008 1:24 am

    Truly your work is art. Take it all on chin and chagrin all the way through the rest of life smiling…. Great stuff. I haven’t gotten all fancy here myself either. Maybe I’ll be inspired soon as the elegy phase passes. Feeling like Poe for a minute though.

  8. Guano permalink
    February 9, 2011 10:27 pm

    Your an Artist and a Predator. I like how you own it and make it YOURS not his. You sound like my kind of people. Art-on (like rock-on) and a smile for you and yours.


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