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This assemblage of a Buzz and Sadie Word was inspired by a vintage photobooth photo 1940's or 1950's. The materials used are watercolor drawing, oilpaint, antique sheet music, antique ticket stubs, vintage ephemera on framed panel.

This painting was the subject of a fiction competition called "Renovated Reputations" that I had on my blog. There are several stories about this character read them all here:

http://kenney-mencher.blogspot.com/2010/11/flash-fiction-contest-buzz-and-sadie.html

Here's one of the winning stories:

Late Afternoon Song by Natalie Korman

Mum’s the word. There’s nothing in any language I know that can possibly match the rhythm of today, this is just so different—

Music’s the only sound I hear, even the sound of your voice is music. It makes me shiver when you said, the long vibrating, delicious, ticklish note of that “v” in your mouth. You draw it out. “I lovvvve you, Sssss—”

Don’t say my name. And don’t say that word. The nice folks at the theater don’t want to hear you say something salacious like “sexy,” but you can say it later, when we’re snuggled up close—

Snap. Something sounds like a bee as the photo booth whirrs into action. You never show teeth when you smile, but it’s okay if you kiss me after. I think we got a nice shot. We’ll put it on the mirror in the bedroom.

I hear the tinkling of glasses and something as simple as a fountain soda makes me giggle. You spill it over your good pants and make an awful face. Suddenly serious, you push a stray strand of hair out of my face. You say, “Thanks for this.” I say, “What?” “Today—”

Orange streaks of the sunset, sky still blue, looks like the stove flame. Now we’re cooking with gas, now we’re getting something sultry and simmering, taste a little on a spoon, remind me why we did this in the first place, I think dinner tonight will be—

perfect.
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Here's a little bit about me, Kenney Mencher, the artist.

Originally from New York, NY, Kenney Mencher earned a BA and MA in Art History from City University of New York and University of California, Davis, respectively, following which he went on to obtain a MFA in painting from the University of Cincinnati in Ohio. He has taught at a number of institutions including the University of Chicago and Texas A&M University, and now teaches at Ohlone College in Fremont, California.

I have an extensive national exhibition record that includes solo and group shows. My work has been featured in newspapers, as well as the "Artist Magazine." It has also been published as cover art for four paperback noir novels and on the cover of the Laredo Philharmonic playbill, Lullaby Hearse Magazine, and the Oregon Literary Review. I maintain strong relationships with a large group of collectors in several states. I am a professional and will live up to any and all commitments I make both socially and professionally.

To learn more about me please visit my website at:
http://www.kenney-mencher.com/

If you like something on my site please e-mail me on message me on Etsy and I'll post it on Etsy.

Buzz and Sadie Word, 16"x20" oilpaint, watercolor, and ephemera on masonite panel in in vintage framed by Kenney Mencher

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