RE: "EXTREME OUTSIDER" ARTIST CREDENTIALS.....


CREDENTIALS: AT THE AGE OF 7 IN THE SUBURB OF WEST ALLIS, WISCONSIN, THOMAS JOHN TAYLOR WON A BLUE RIBBON FOR AN OIL/CANVAS IMAGE OF THE WASHINGTON MONUMENT IN A INTRAMURAL COMPETITION JURIED SHOW AT WASHINGTON GRADE SCHOOL IN THE YEAR 1954 AND EISENHOWER WAS PRESIDENT. DISCARDED BY MY FAMILY AND PLACED IN WALES SCHOOL FOR BOYS IN WAKESHA, WISCONSIN FOR ALLEGED AUTO THEFT, BUT SET UP BY MY BROTHER JAMES AND I NEVER SQUEALED ON HIM UNTIL THIS DAY.TELLING ME IT WAS A GIFT FROM HIM TO ME RIGHT OFF THE CAR LOT WHERE HE WORKED AS A YARD BOY CLEANING UP AND DETAILING CARS WITH WHICH HE HAD THE KEYS FOR. I WAS TOO LITTLE AND CAUSED A GREAT AMOUNT OF DAMAGE TO ALL THE VEHICLES IN MY RANGE AND GRASP. I WAS 9 YEARS OLD IN A MERCEDES/BENZ WITH COUNTRY AND WESTERN MUSIC PLAYING ON THE RADIO AND IT FELT JUST LIKE THE COUNTY FAIR BUMPER CARS FOR 20 MINUTES OF CONSTANT COLLISIONS.WITHIN A WEEK I WAS DISOWNED BY MY FAMILY, KIDNAPPED BY STRANGERS THAT KIDNAPPED LOTS OF KIDS THAT WERE TO BE TRAINED IN KIDDIE PRISON JUST LIKE THE ADULT ONE, ONLY A LOT MORE TRAINING AND SCHOOL ORIENTATION WITH OFFGROUNDS PRIVLEDGES IF YOU HAD GOOD BEHAVIOR SO I WELDED A STATUE 6 FEET TALL WITH A 3 FT. GLOBE ON HIS SHOULDER AND REFINED THE IMAGE OVER A 2 YEAR PERIOD AND INTERMITANT VISITS TO FOSTER HOMES THAT DIDN’T WORK OUT BECAUSE I COULDN’T SPEND ANY TIME CREATIVLY. ART WAS NOT ALLOWED SO I WOULD BREAK CURFEW AND HAVE SEX WITH ANYONE I COULD FIND AND GET DRUNK. THEY WOULD SEND ME BACK TO KIDDEE PRISON WHERE I COULD SPEND A LOT OF TIME MAKING FURNITURE OUT OF WOOD, OR USING METAL TO FABRICATE ART LIKE USING AN OLD CAR HOOD THAT I SALVAGED FOR FREE AND CUT A MASK OR JUST A BUNCH OF SQUIRLLY SQUIGGLES LINES STARS AND DOTS IN GREATER DEMENSION LIKE ORBITS OF PLANETS AND ONE TIME BUGS ON THE DOZEN PIECES CREATED IN THE EARLY 60’S. I WOULD BACK-LIGHT THESE AND SELL THEM FOR $300 BECAUSE THEY WERE GREAT BAR LIGHTING TO CREATE ATMOSPHERE.AT 17 I VOLUNTEERED FOR THE ARMY AND ENTERED RIGHT AFTER MY 18TH BIRTHDAY. 4 ½ YEARS LATER I RECEIVED AN HONORABLE DISCHARGE I WAS RELEASED FROM VALLEY FORGE GENERAL HOSPITAL IN PHOENIXVILLE PENN 1969 I HAD $5,000 BACK PAY AND MY G.I. BENEFITS TO RETURN TO SCHOOL.I MOVED IN GREENWICH VILLAGE AND STARTED SELLING PLEIN AIRE PAINTINGS THAT WERE AWASH WITH COLOR IN THAT DRAB AND DREARY PLACE.I SOLD A DOZEN IMAGES ON ONE DAY WHEN WASHINTON SQUARE HAD A JURIED SHOW AND I WAS CREATING A LIVE PERFORMANCE IMAGE WITH THE HELP OF THE CROWD. THE IMAGE WAS SOLD FOR CHARITY AND THE REMAINDER IMAGES I SOLD PAID FOR MY FIRST JAUNT THROUGH THE CARIBBEANI WAS AN ESTABLISHED ARTIST IN MY OWN MIND AND HAVE MANAGED TO CREATE A FEW THOUSAND IMAGES IN MY LIFE OF 62 YEARS. I AM FORTUNATE TO OWN AND HAVE 240 IMAGES IN THE MEDIUM OF OIL/CANVAS, BUT UNHAPPY THAT I DON’T HAVE A GALLERY OR PATRON. I LIVE AT A RESORT HOTEL IN A STUDIO APT THAT HOUSES 120 IMAGES. IF THIS IS NOT REALISM BUT SOME SORT OF JOKE, I DON’T SEE THE HUMOR. MY DAUGHTER WHOM I HAVE NEVER MET JUST DISOWNED ME FOR BEING A QUITTER. I JUST CAN’T QUIT WITH MY CRAZY ART AND DREAMS OF PEACE AND HARMONY RESTORED INTO THIS CONTROLLED AND ENSLAVED SOCIETY. NO MONEY, NO HONEY AND EVEN THOSE BEE’S HAVE PROBLEMS. LET’S SHARE THIS WONDERFUL PLANET AND TEAR DOWN ALL BORDERS SO WE CAN FREELY TRAVEL IN OUR NEW ECONOMY OF ONE EQUAL SYSTEM WITHOUT MILITARY FORCES RATHER TOTAL DISARMAMENT AND EVERYONE RECYCLES UNTIL THEIR MINDS CAN ACCEPT NEW THINKING AND TECHNOLOGY WILL PROVIDE SOLUTIONS AND NOT PROBLEMS ANYMORE WE SHOULD HAVE GROWN UP BY NOW, AT LEAST BE ADVANCED AS THE APES WHOM JUST LOUNGE AND ENJOY THIS BEAUTIIFUL PLANET IN WHICH WE LIVE. THE HISTORY OF ART WILL PROVE THAT MY IMAGES WILL BE WORTH MILLIONS IN 20 YEARS IT IS THE SMART MONEY FOR THE LONG TERM INVESTOR I HAVE CREATED OVER 2,000 IMAGES IN 54 COUNTRIES I HAVE TREKKED THROUGH IN THE LAST 40 YEARS……NAMASTAY AND ALOHA

thomasjohntaylor@gmail.com or GOOGLE Thomas John Taylor /Artist

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