A really cool hot idea
Arts&Life, June 23, 2012
Chris couldn’t have used material any better suited for the subject to draw this caricature of the poster-child of meltdowns, Charlie Sheen. Here’s the backstory from Chris:
The idea to ‘draw’ him with matches came to me and I thought why not give it a try? Seemed to fit his incendiary personality. So Wednesday morning I pitched the idea to our team, then left the office to go buy boxes of matches and a board to glue them to, and started it after lunch Wednesday afternoon. In total it took about 4 hours and 900 matches.
Brought it to work Thursday, asked for permission (and an extinguisher from Building Services) and we lit it at the entry of our parking garage, somewhat out of the breeze. Three photographers and a video camera running for the whole burn. PD Security guy blasts it with the extinguisher when we got what we needed.
The end result: One smokin’ hot page!
See a Lonnie Timmons III video of the burn here.