Forty-five of Phifty-two
|Title:||Big Black Furry Creature From Mars
A few months ago I remember writing about the diversity of Phish’s songs. Phish draws from a wide range of musical inspiration when they write their songs. Some sound like Bluegrass, some Classic Rock, some Reggae, and some are a sound of their own. One musical style I left out comes from Mike Gordon’s song “Big Black Furry Creature From Mars” that has a hardcore punk metal sound throughout. It is generally a fairly short song following the same musical progression. The main deviation that Phish fans see is the incorporation of a tease of a television theme (The Brady Bunch, I Love Lucy, Popeye…). The lyrics of the song have someone asking “Why do I try to kill you?” and the response is “Because You are a Big Black Furry Creature From Mars”.
The forty-fifth installment of this fifty-two week project is a piece that depicts an astronaut meeting a Big Black Furry Creature. The image was scratched into an 11″x14″ piece of scratchboard.
What becomes of this little astronaut? The rest of the story is up to you… but for those who caught the recent Halloween show – I bet his trip was short!
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About the Artist
Brian Bojanowski, a native of Wisconsin, has spent the past 17 years working as an educator in both public and private schools. He has taught special education, elementary education, and art instruction in a variety of settings to thousands of children. He and his wife Wendi started Noah’s Art – children’s art center in 2001 and experienced immediate success. Brian, earned his Bachelor of Science in both Special Education: Behavioral Disorders, and Elementary Education from Evangel University in Springfield, MO. As an accomplished artist, Brian has had artwork on display in galleries and illustrated three published books, one of which is currently on the Amazon.com’s best sellers list. Under the direction of Bojanowski, Noah’s Art has received several awards for it’s curriculum and program. Bojanowski currently teaches out of his studio in Charlotte, NC and oversees the development and creation of Noah’s Art curriculum, and training new Noah’s Art Licensees.