Tim and Jeremy are both waiters at a restaurant in downtown New York City. During slow times at work, to stave off boredom when it is slow, the two young men draw pictures. These pictures are made using ink and what is called the "Triple Dupe Pad," a book of paper used to place orders in the kitchen. The drawings usually take about a week to make, all the while also being used by fellow employees to take orders; this sometimes leads to other collaborators or in a couple cases, to the loss of the work. The drawings are then scanned and colored in Photoshop where they come to life in stunning technicolor! The subject matter varies from piece to piece, as they are made over a long course of time and under various moods and states of mind. They all retain a playfulness that serves as a coping mechanism after spending a night catering to the endless needs of hungry patrons.
Saturday, September 18, 2010
#4 "House of Acid" November 30, 2009
November at the Loup is pretty crazy. This was done the week of Thanksgiving which is one of the longest and weirdest day at work. The people who come in are predictably strange and always the same. The first tables sat are 31 and 22 with the same people each year. The Blind Fisherman comes in with his family! Then, after a grueling day of turkey and grumbling familys, Jim Flacce's dancing teacher comes in. She has home-made dentures that grow each year and resemble teeth guards worn by boxers. Her husband dyes his hair one color and his eyebrows another. But when they come in, the day is finally over and we come down with a big dinner with the staff.
It's very similar to a bad acid trip.