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