Hi. Billy The Kid Neon here. Rite up front, dear fellow traveler in this whatever it is....I LOVE COLOR! BILLY MAKES THE FAUVISTS LOOK LIKE SHEEP! I guess i am what is called an "outsider artist" as i have no formal training in art. I started doing my art/scriptures when at home depot six years ago when out of nowhere I was compelled to buy a sheet of sheet rock and two saw horses and in a frenzy created my first work of art called "Future Numen." Then in the heat of August in Texas in my garage i did "My Moses, my Moses Come Out!- said in falsetto voice." This was bigger, much bigger....8' x 4' x 12' out of again the sheet rock with joint compound as texture and I used cheap neon acrylic paint. Then I paid a grand sum to have a studio built - 30'x20'x16' onto my home. Then, I was truly Richard Dryfussed as in Encounters of the Third Kind. For three years I worked on my magnum opus - Yu Must Squueze!" - a 7000 cubic foot installation of seven rooms. Each room was connected by a female orifice. The whole point of this was an expression of my own theology, my personal spiritual path. Bear in mind I was kicked out of seminary for my "heretical" beliefs. Anyway, I set about writing and illustrating my version of the new testament with 4 post moderny gospels culminating in "The Pinprick Gospel" written in a idiom and syntax and lingo of my own making. Well, the wifey did not like it and actually tried to have me committed. She took particular offence to the squeezing. We divorced. Some people don't have an open mind. Anyway, six months ago I hired young college art grad as my assistant and moreover a counterweight to keep me cogent and more refined in my art. My art has improved dramatically with Merit as my assistant. The first project we did was the "The Adventures of Roy Rogers and Dale Evans and Abraxas and the Known God and the Unknown God in the Lost Canyon." Roy Rogers and Dale Evans were big time Christians and they always did the right thing and always prevailed. I idolized them in my formative years in the 1950's. Fast Forward to fifty years later when i was doing my "Yu Must Squeeeze", I used Roy and Dale as symbols for the original sinners - Adamy and Evey in my rewrite of the scriptures. Surfing the net I came upon some major dirt on the lionized King of the Cowboys. It turns out ole Roy was a serial adulterer who bedded Norma Jean Baker before she was the sexpot Marilyn Monroe. Roy was the grand marshal of the rose parade and he espied the sixteen year future sexpot in the crowd and he mounted her later in a low down motel. All this came to light much later when Roy for bragging rites, got a "b.j." from Linda Lovelace (see my depiction of this in the Roy and Dale gallery) and he told her of his sinful ways and she dutifully reported this to the sages at the National Enquirer . During this debauche he was married to his queen - Dale Evans. So, our Roy and Dale is a spiritual awakening complete with their personal fall from grace and salvation. The bottom half depicts their fall and the top half shows their absolution which is driven by the puerile joke that goes like this: Roy and Dale were getting ready for bed. Dale took off her top and Roy asked what are those? and Dale said my mountains. Roy took his shirt off and Dale asked what are those and Roy said my moons. Dale took off her pants and Roy asked what is that and Dale said my tunnel. Roy took off his pants and Dale asked what is that and Roy said my train.......SO THAT NITE THE MOONS WENT OVER THE MOUNTAINS AND THE TRAIN WENT THROUGH THE TUNNEL !!!! Please play the videos on the Roy and Dale page to get the full three dimensional effect. And when Roy as the Train goes thru her tunnel, a bell rings as in the trite expression - he rang her bell.
I use sheet rock, joint compound, chicken wire, plaster cloth, neon acrylic paint low watt blue neon lights for added neonizing and modified Ken and Barbie dolls as my figures. I am a card carrying member of the intelligentsia so my art is my attempt to literally construct (see pic here) installations of size that hopefully convey a spiritual truth, my spiritual truth through a narrative of my own creation. I use literary devices and original syntax and my own made up words to convey my meaning. I do not like art that is solely representational but I do admire the technique and care. I realize my art is not for everyone. But I am like most serious artists in that I am looking for patrons-clients who will sponsor and benefit from my work and appreciate it. Hopefully a dealer will come out of this with clients that appreciate what we do. My goal is to generate enough revenue from my installations to grow an art practice with employees. I am serious about this and in my previous life, I developed and later sold three business so I, unlike most artists, have a keen business sense and also I was a professional as an horticulturist. (All this braggadocio reminds me of the promo letter of Leonardo to the Duke of Milan in which he expounds on his extensive and multi talents, but, unlike him, I finish what I start and act in a professional manner with my client - forgive my profane coupling of me with the greatest genius of all time). I have an extensive knowledge and appreciation of art history so like my hero, Pablo Picasso, I pay homage to the great art of the past and like him, I, too, am a thief who appropriates hopefully in an appropriate way. And I take and practice his dictum of the role of the artist is to remain a child; hence the "the kid" part of my art name. All my installations are built in such a way that they are easily moved. I am open to commissions on any scale and any theme. I very much enjoy creating and hope you enjoy my ORIGINAL
creations. Right now my assistant and I are putting the finishing touches on my current magnum opus - "Beyond Jung.
Our gallery and studio are located just North of Austin in Georgetown, Texas.
"THANK YOU FOR VISITING MY SITE.....LUV AND PEACE....BILLY THE KID NEON