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

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.