Spam! Spam! Spam! No, I’m not referring to the Monty Python skit or the pervasive canned meat for that matter, but rather the endless amounts of spam email received on a daily basis. I’ve seen a few artists appropriate spam emails and turn them into art projects; I’ve decided to do the same with Portraits of Spam. Taking inspiration from the names of the email senders — they all seem this weird combination of common and uncommon names — I’m going to draw portraits of the names that strike me most. (I won’t deny the possibility that this idea isn’t wholly original. I may very well have seen something similar to this in the past. Anyways, I say “Fuck it, let’s go.”)
I’m not sure how often these will get posted up here. I’m going to aim to do a few a week but, depending on how long this first one takes me (which is in the works), it may just be a single post a week. Look for the first one to be up by week’s end.