Fingers in ears. LAAAAAA….laaaaaaaaaaa.
I took this photo off my TV in 2004 as David Ortiz (Big Papi) rounded the bases on a walk-off home run. Then, I painted it and did all sorts of artificial tweakin’ to make it look dreamy, bold, and other worldly.
I tested positive for PhotoRoids back then.
Sometimes, I still do.
If Big Papi were a figurative artist he could pump himself up, abuse his body every which way as along as he produced paintings. He’d be heralded as one of the twentieth century’s most famous painters and get a special exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, like Francis Bacon.
I like the thought of Big Papi at the Met but I bet he’d probably prefer Cooperstown.
©Pat Coakley 2009
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