The Jesus Lizard Frontman David Yow’s Awesomely Weird Commissioned Portraits

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As big fans of The Jesus Lizard back in the 1990s, we were fascinated to see that frontman David Yow is working these days as a visual artist. Specifically, he’s been working a project called Get Faced , wherein for between $100 and $200 (depending on the size of the print), you can send him a photo that he’ll use as “a catalyst, a seed, an inspiration for a flurry of interpretive and creative blossoming.” The results are idiosyncratic and fascinating, so we contacted Yow and asked him to share a selection of his favorites, along with his thoughts on the work and the inspiration behind it. You can see more of his work at his website.

“Captain Consequence.” Image credit: David Yow

David Yow: “Non-skid metal teeth. Send any dentist running for the hills.”

“Fat Sissy.” Image credit: David Yow

David Yow: “This is what I look like in the morning before I’ve made my poops.”

“My Other Car is a Spaceship.” Image credit: David Yow

David Yow: “Stick out your tongue and say, ‘Aaaaarrrrggghhh!'”

“Filthy Shakis.” Image credit: David Yow

David Yow: “Which spelling do you prefer? Bugers? Or Boogers?”

“Non Compos Mentis.” Image credit: David Yow

David Yow: “This looks to me like Ozzie Osborne a moment before his untimely demise in a head-on collision.”

“Scott Martin.” Image credit: David Yow

David Yow: “This is Scott Martin. What else can I say?”

“The Business.” Image credit: David Yow

David Yow: “‘Gosh, Eddie. Why are you always giving the Beav’ the business?'”

“In Holes and Corners.” Image credit: David Yow

David Yow: “Shiny and soft are not necessarily desirable traits.”

“Watery.” Image credit: David Yow

David Yow: “A pretty picture designed to help puke come out.”

“Lunchtime.” Image credit: David Yow

David Yow: “I hope McDonald’s brings back the McScab.”