this one happened in my slumbering head probably about 2 weeks ago now but i remember when i woke up i was so bemused by the fucker that i started blurting it out to the fella next to me...
at some friends some more days later over dinner and wine i continued going on about this one particular image in my mind that was not weakening in vibrance so much so that a girlfriend told me i should draw it, so after a crude pencilling later i had the image scarred forever now on paper...
but it was what would happen on a sunday afternoon even more days later after a delcious meal of venison and pineapple juice in a nudist restaraunt famous for their wild meat that would knock my socks off...
i'm out at sea on some shipping exhibition, we're explorers, proper sea faring folks on a mighty barge...dark cold waves crashing against the boat, we're all dressed in blue and black rubber and our attire matches the skies and the sea
AVAST HOY i see it coming at me, i can't believe my fucking eyes...it's a big black wet cow...seemingly frightened and floating atop the surface of the water...
me and my team know what must be done, we are there to rescue it, it's then when i see it's NOT floating on the water, it's not like jesus after all...holy shit, it's riding the back of a great motherfucking ORCA
i love the motion of this image in my mind, the orca, bless it, is swimming near the surface and the cow is balanced on its back, it's face a few feet away from the blow hole...
if you could see me i would make the motion of the orca flowing in sync with the motion of the water
theres another one!
2 sets of them now
how the fuck did these cows get so lost at sea??
we dive in, and swim towards them and the orcas are coming towards us, as if to deliver them to the safety of our barge
we're throwing chords and ropes around the cows in order so we may hoist them up to the ship, people on the boat, myself to now, i'm back on the boat and out of the water, are dragging the cows in, towing them towards the ship but being careful to ensure their heads remain above the surface
thats kind of the main part i remember and the pencil drawing was pretty much just that, the image of the cow on the back of this orca and the angle as if through a lens that i was watching it
Now, back to the venison burger...about a week after the drawing, after we've filled our little canadian hungover faces with quality meat and paid the bill, pulled up our collars and back into the streets of another rainy day in Vancouver, i peek over at the wall where the flyers and posters are and stop dead in my fucking boots...
"jonas, jonas, holy fuck dude! check it out!" (one of the friends who was there for the little pencil doodling)
a big dumb confused fascinated smile on my face
it's a local free magazine called Common Ground, politics, arts, city goin's on, etc...the fucking cover, i SHIT you not, is a fucking cow and a fucking bottle nose dolphin (not an orca but you will kindly note that an orca is the largest of all porpoise or whatever) JUMPING from the water and (rather badly) photo shopped to appear as if they ARE FLOATING ON THE WATER
i have some thoughts and it came up in discussion a fair bit, anyone else?