Yesterday I had the pleasure of introducing the delightful Dr Henry Jekyll. Today however I’ve got a very different character altogether. Here we have a mugshot of convicted butterfly strangler Mr Edward Hyde. Legend has it he was raised in a sewer by a family of snakes but then somehow made his fortune after a few shady deals with an oligarch friend of his. This allowed him to switch to a slightly classier sewer. After his time in LA with Epstein and Ghislainehe fell off the radar and his current whereabouts are not known.
Well, that’s stage 2 of our overcomplicated 3-in-1 mural done. Now we’ve just got the reveal to go…
Ladies and Gentlemen. May I present to you the debonair and urbane Doctor Henry Jeykyll. He’s an intense and knowledgeable chap and he’s always the first to help when somebody is in need of assistance. Just last week he went to some considerable risk and personal cost to ensure the safe retrieval of the neighbour’s cat from one of the big trees at the bottom of his sizeable garden. He donates a decent portion of his wage to help disadvantaged kids around the world and loves sailing. An all round good egg really. If you look close you can just about make out the halo around his head….
As this is stage one of our overcomplicated 3-in-1 pieces then I guess it’s fairly obvious where we’re heading with this one. I look forward to introducing you to the slightly more nefarious Mr Edward Hyde tomorrow…
I recently bought myself a Mr Potato Head from a charity shop (as I had already bought the books I wanted and had a few extra quid in my pocket) and after getting it home proceeded to stare at it whilst it sat on my mantelpiece. After a long time of staring eye to eye with it I started to wonder what a real life Mr Potato Head would look like and so thought I should give it a shot. As the one I’d bought was missing a few bits like the hat and moustache my picture of him represents that as well.
After i’d finished the picture I decided to have a little look on to the internet to read up on the actual toy and found out that it was actually based on someone called Mark Foresta who apparently came from from Massachusetts. Sadly a brief search didn’t reveal a picture of him but then again I didn’t try that hard as I like to believe he looks just like the man in this picture. Perhaps the point of the story is that I should stop buying toys from charity shops when I have no children of my own and get on with my work or things like this happen…
Title: Mr. Mark Foresta of Massachusetts
Materials: Paint pen, spraypaint, collage and charcoal
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