Billy Talker
Billy Talker
Billy Talker
Billy Talker
Billy Talker
Billy Talker
Billy Talker
Billy Talker
Billy Talker
Billy Talker
Billy Talker

Billy Talker

Regular price $425.00 Sale

Billy Talker.

This is a very FOLKY piece. This means that it is rough, it is not refined. The raw edges are desired. It has had a complicated and sometimes dirty life. It is not pristine.

Long time ago a fella that I knew played drums for a really good band. He called me and told me he had a headboard of a child's bed that I could paint on.  I picked it up and painted on it later. I don't know where it came from other than the side of the road in Atlanta.  I did not see the child. A long time later I cut it in half and painted a bear on part of it. I think the other half was sold as I had painted something else on it.

This half was on a telephone pole for a while near my house and then I took it down and it lived in my yard. Later I moved it and then during a rain storm it fell apart. The two pieces fell onto each other and formed the face. Billy Talker! I painted the face I saw on it. Then it lived near my studio and on the side of my barn.  In the last few months I decided to finish it so I brought it in and cleaned it up and put it back together and re-painted it and add a little a lot of special touches.  I even added some sealer on it so it won't fall apart or rot anymore. 

 

17" tall x 27" wide x 3/4" thick wood.  House paint and little mirrors. Wired on back.  Ready to hang. 

Local pickup is an option. International shipping is an additional fee. (because it is really far away)