1) There’s that phenomenon whereby as soon as you learn a word you start hearing it everywhere. Well, the same day that I learned what a triptych was during my visit to the Cloisters, where there are many, I was asked to make a triptych of girls with guns
2) My friend was totally right about that whole appealing to the male demographic thing
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Another student group t-shirt contest (or really they said it was a logo contest but I chose to ignore that distinction). Queer Health Task Force made me think of fighters for good, defending the innocent, and bringing justice to the world, etc. Also Pride. So that lead me to the Power Rangers, that I repurposed using rainbow-colored construction paper. I’m not sure whether this one actually made it onto a t-shirt or a poster or what, but I did have the original taped onto my bedroom wall for quite a while.
My best friend and I were having a Hanukkah party at my apartment in Portland. But if you know anything about Portland, you know that there aren’t many Jews. In fact, if we just invited our friends, there would be one and a half Jews coming aside from ourselves. So we told our friends that they couldn’t come unless they brought a Jew with them. This ended up being amazing, and hysterical – I wish I could have been there to witness people asking their token Jewish coworker or friendly acquaintance from their volunteer job if they wanted to come to this party. But it was a great turnout, and super fun.
As it would happen, one Jewish friend-of-a-friend who came to the party saw the Brooklyn Girls haphazardly taped to my wall and started asking me about them, and ultimately asked to buy two of the girls from my wall and to commission a 3rd that would become a birthday present for her boyfriend (hence why those pictured are colored copies). This was pretty exciting!!
Turns out her boyfriend didn’t like them – I think he felt uncomfortable because of how provocative they were. I’m not entirely sure what ended up happening with them, but it was cool for me!