Monday, 14 May 2007

Caught in the act!







































Poor Candice’s heart was crushed like a tin can when she caught Ken doing the can-can with that vending machine floozy.
But, hell hath no fury like a women scorned. Candice’s honour was avenged when Ken got his can severely kicked around the divorce court. He took a big dent in the settlement.
Candice is now married to a rich tea biscuit tin. They reside in a small curio shop in Canmore, Alberta.
Ken never recycled. He still works as a chorus line stand-in at the local tin can alley.
(Acrylics on aluminum beverage cans)
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9 comments:

Eoin said...

Cantastic!!! (groan):) This is great Richard! I love how you've taken the can art concept another step forward! Great expressions and I love Ken's rug! Any plans for a sequel?

aarph said...

Thanks so much Eoin.
Yes, this was so much fun that I think a sequel would be a definite possibility. Stay tuned,
Richard.

Wendy said...

Hi Richard, I love the cans in the recycling box! That is brilliant, especially the caption about it. I laughed pretty hard, and so did my daughter. I am going to be looking for more funny stuff from you. Keep up the good work. You CAN do it! Wendy

imwithsully said...

If I can be CANdid, your concept is excellent! And the story is very funny. I showed my friends at work... we're all laughing.

Janice said...

hopefully you *CAN*not stop.... This is great stuff visually and when you put the words to it... its even funnier.....

Arkonbey said...

That's wonderful. How old are those cans? They look like old-school pull-tabs.

After I laughed, I immediately thought of these:

http://www.thesneeze.com/mt-archives/000605.php

aarph said...

Thanks so much Arkonby.
The tins are modern, and the contents were recently consumed. The original metal tab openers were pulled off to accommodate the characters faces. I do however remember the old pull tabs..and I hate to admit that I remember when cans were made of tin, and didn't come with an opening. You had to use a pop tin opener which produced a small triangular hole in the top of the can. The proceedure was to make one hole for drinking from, and one opposite, for the air to pass through. Oh, the inconveniences we had to bear in those days!! :-)

Richard.

rogério said...

Just great...

sanja janša said...

Hi! Your works are really great and I love your signature, but this piece ... this is outstandingly funny :-))).