My Bloody Valentine

Original size 9.5x11 2009 Alex Ledante

I suppose this is my left-handed way of wishing you a happy Valentine's Day. While it is somewhat less than a Hallmark moment, there is still a certain element of honesty; love ain't always grand and not all endings are happy. Modeled after Holly, my close personal friend who has virtually been to hell and back with me

Of course, the best part of this piece is the ubiquitous "Lave su manos" sign in the background (syntax error intended) because otherwise this would be cheesecake. Now it is ironically self-referencing which constitutes high art according to Hobbes, and who are you to contradict Hobbes? (Tiger bait, that's who you are)

Also a tribute to Tim Vigil. I actually met the man once but I was underage at the time, thus unable to take him out for a drink later, which is a shame but I did get to shake his hand and chat for a while, which was an honor...

Please find below the original version, which is much more hardcore than the one above. In the immortal words of Faust "What do you think, too much blood, or not enough?" I don't think you should have to make that choice...