“Wanna Play,” by Randy Thurman

May 20th, 2008 | By | Category: Visuals

Artwork by Randy Thurman

Text by Luigi Fairbanks and Randy Thurman

When I asked Mr. Thurman about his painting “Wanna Play,” he looked at me with such intensity that I feared he was trying to turn me inside out with his mind. After three minutes of unsettling eye contact, Mr. Thurman gave up this pursuit and said to me, “When voices call from the outer room, one must ignore them or embrace them, making the demon friend or foe.”

“Are we talking about Eileen?” I asked. “She’s the only person in there.”

“What? No.”

“I don’t think she’d like it if she heard you calling her a demon.”

“That’s not what I meant. Can we just changed the subject?”

“Yeah,” I said. “Sure. Uh, what did you use to make this painting? What sort of state of mind were you in?” 

“Mixed media. While intoxicated.”

“You’re awesome. Let’s go befriend some demons.”


Randy Thurman says: “There are two kinds of people in the world, and I am neither. My source of inspiration often comes from sipping a glass of Merlot while wearing a black ski mask, and occasionally listening to piano works by Schoenberg while humming Mozart’s Requiem.” Randy Thurman is an artist, musician, composer, poet, writer, etc. living and working in rural south east Tennessee. Randy’s art has exhibited at Monkdogz Urban Art, Gallery 181 and the Jay Etkin Gallery just to name a few. Randy’s music has traveled throughout the US and abroad in London, Belgium, and Australia.

Luigi Fairbanks is a grade A moron, and damn proud.

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