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Cameron Frye – Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

"When Cameron Was in Egypt's Land ...Let My Cameron Go"

Fun show coming up in Pasadena in January, themed to Sidekicks. And after doing a show based on all the famous duos in pop culture, I had a few good ideas on who to pick. One of my favorite side kicks would have to be Cameron from Ferris Bueller. So here you go, combined with one the best quotes from “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off”. ¬†The style of art is a new direction for me, similar to the Walter White World piece I did last Fall. ¬†Anyway, come check out the show, this coming up January 17, 2014. Opening Night reception is 7pm – 10pm at 1010 1/2 Fair Oaks Ave. South Pasadena, CA 90310


Opening Night DUOS




It’s around the corner, and I was able to crank out 69 different duos for this show. If you are in the OC this Sat, June 1st be sure to stop by and enjoy the overdose of pop. I’ll be throwing some more sneak peeks up as we get closer, look out for that. OK Bye.


The Sausage Queen of Chicago

Needless to say, “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” is one of my favorite movies, I am pretty religious about this flick. When I started this series of Nerd/Cult movie babes, Sloane Peterson was one of the must haves on the top of this list. The basic idea for these paintings is to pick my favorite ladies from my favorite movies and to do a stylized pin up, slutty version of their character. Just like Jennifer from BTTF, I try to capture their character more than doing a portrait of the actress playing her. Once I get that I cram the painting with as many references from the movie I can fit in. And there are plenty of things from this movie. If you catch them, great. If not, that’s ok, just enjoy the sluttiness I guess. But I think most of the items in this are pretty basic to anyone who has seen it. It is no doubt a classic.

I had some fun with this one, doing some homework and constantly pausing scenes from the movie on my mac. For example I wanted to know what was the Parade in the middle of the City when they filmed this. Turns out it is a real Parade they do in Chicago called the “Von Steuben Day Parade”. Kind of like an Oktoberfest, hence all the German stuff in the scene. I wanted to get some accuracy in there for that one. But in the middle of doing this “research” I found a cool website that answers questions I didn’t even think to ask.

If you’re into Ferris, you should check this out…

It brought up the question “If Ferris took the name Abe Fromen and his party of 3, why didn’t the sausage king of Chicago show up?” and “how the hell was he allowed to get on the float and do two rehearsed performances?” The writer reminds us that in the very beginning of the movie we see Ferris in the shower rehearsing for his Danke Shane number. Anyway, if your into that stuff, check out that site.

And if you’re in to these paintings stay tuned for “Andy” from the Goonies. She’s askin’ for it.

Ed Rooney, "Cheese in the Wind"

Right after watching Ferris Bueller this week to get some inspiration for this (and the painting of Sloane) I heard the sad news of the passing of John Hughes. His movies definitely had a real vibe to each of them. You could tell a John Hughes right away when you saw it, they all had a lot of heart. They all just made sense and felt good. Quite the legacy left behind by that guy.

One of those legacies was the character of Ed Rooney. What I think to be one of cinema’s greatest villains. Now I know he didn’t actually carry a slice of Swiss Cheese in the movie, but it’s based off one of his greatest lines. This may not be one of those paintings where you get it right away. But if you do, your mind is random like mine. If you don’t get it, here is what I found on Urban Dictionary’s website….

“Cheese in the wind’ was first uttered by Ed Rooney from Ferris Bueller’s day off.

Someone is ‘leaving your cheese in the wind’ when they do any of the following:

A. Ruin your fun; be a wet blanket/buzz-kill
B. Flout your dignity/authority
C. Dismiss you/hang you out to dry
D. Deny you sexual satisfaction (whether intentional or not)

I did not achieve this position in life by having some snot-nosed punk leave my cheese out in the wind!”