It was a lovely holiday season for me. Miss Ariane contacted me with a trade offer for a painting that she created using some cigarette coupons I traded her a few years ago as the background. She has traded with me a few other time in the history of bARTer Sauce.
Q: How long did it take you to figure out what to do with those cigarette coupons after I traded them to you?
A: As soon as I saw them on BARTersauce!
Q: Where did you store the cigarette coupons while you decided what to do with them?
A: In the carton you sent them in, on a bookshelf in my studio. I still have gobs left, and I plan to wallpaper a public bathroom stall in them sometime soon.
Q: What was the name of the art show that this painting was shown in?
A: Art & Comedy Show, then the 2nd Annual AVA Community Art Center Recycled Art Show, then the AVA Community Exhibition.
Q: What was the majority of people's reactions to this painting?
A: Well, in one show the title was, "Look at That Huge Fag". Most folks were very uncomfortable, because being gay is still taboo in good ol' Wyoming, and I am a very well known lesbian activist in our community, and they didn't know whether or not to laugh. I thought THAT was HILARIOUS and telling.
Q: Do you think I should only trade this painting to a smoker or a non-smoker?
A: Irrelevant, because after anyone looks at this for long enough, it's very likely they will quit smoking anyway.
Q: If you could choose any color of tube socks in the world - what color would you choose?
A: TUBE SOCKS! I would rock pink or red or pink and red or gray.