Slug Bug (Permission to Punch the Person Next to You)
6x6 oil on panel, black floater frame
This one was a bit of an experiment. I decided to try using AI (artificial intelligence, for you luddites) to generate an image to use as a reference, because I couldn’t find a vintage photo of a VW Bug to paint.
Apparently, people who drove VW Bugs in the 60’s had more important things to do than take pictures of their cars. Things like, protesting wars, and stickin’ it to the man. Turns out, they were terrible at this, because we STILL have wars and our corporate overlords have now invented artificial intelligence to make workers obsolete. Workers who would otherwise have had jobs and made money to spend on all the shit the corporations want us to buy. (I feel like “the man” hasn’t thought this through).
P.S. My husband has never heard of the awesome, and fun, “slug bug game” (alternatively called “punch buggy”) … can you even believe that? How could he not know this time-honored game?
Then he told me about a game he played called Padiddle, where if you see a car with only one headlight at night, you shout Padiddle, then punch your seatmate. Which is just about the dumbest game I’ve ever heard of. Pffft. Padiddle.