Tag Archives: folk art

Happy Stones (take a friend home)

A while back up in the foothills of the BlueRidge I drew on a couple smooth rocks. Earlier in my life I had painted a big round rock that used to sit on my grandpa’s driveway. Now it rests in my … Continue reading

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Lookin’ For Lost Keys (swamp swap shop)

Recently, I was lucky enough to meet a couple fellas down in the swamps of the Doll’s Head Trail. I was just down there looking across the water for birds and turtles. These guys in black outfits walked up and told … Continue reading

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Painted Paper Letters (i used to love you)

The pink petals unfold and there are hand painted paper letters inside. I unfolded them and I lined them up on the ground. They read…. I USED TO LOVE YOU. The brown man in the turban was chewing gum.  My dog … Continue reading

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Coca-Cola Bottle (a bubbling’ bottle of good times)

Hi again. I was lucky enough to be asked to paint a Coca-Cola bottle for the World of Coke Museum’s Pop Culture Gallery. I felt luckier than a $2 bill … or is it a $3 bill? Anyway, I am pretty dang happy … Continue reading

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The Man With The Red Red Beard (shadow and light)

Photo by Curtis Compton This week has been one of the strangest, oddest and saddest weeks of my life. This week I turned 43 and this week my wife and I have dealt with some very sad news. We are still dealing … Continue reading

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Father Father (and an old red barn)

This weekend I painted these words “Father Father Holy Father” and then I put them on the barn. Today I wrote a poem to go along side them— To go between the screws holding it to the barn— To go between … Continue reading

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Doodles On Wood (they aren’t doodles at all)

Sippin’ mostly decaf coffee she bought me in Savannah during September I listen to 24 Frames by Isbell. My head hurts most days I awake. My brain never used to ache in the morning. At least I haven’t fallen upon the … Continue reading

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Fence Lizards (long stories short)

I made a new friend named Nate. We met after an inquiry as to whether I would like to work with him on a little short documentary about me and my art. He had made a little film about my … Continue reading

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Little Notes (the grandfather of streetpoems)

Hi Yall. A very nice article came out in Creative Loafing today about my upcoming solo show and some of the inspiration behind it. I recently sat down with Muriel Vega and talked about my grandfather’s weather journals and his … Continue reading

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StreetFolk Poems In The City (Jogger 5K)

I recently made some street poems and streetfolk signs for an event called Jogger. It was a 5k in Atlanta sponsored by Edgar Allan and Monday Night Brewing. They had different types of art along the course. Jon Cole from … Continue reading

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