Monthly Archives: February 2012

Bicycle Wheel Tattoo

One of my favorite places to go when I was growing up was the Salem Public Library. I spent hours lost in the stacks. Invariably, I always ended up in the art section and the artist I was drawn to the most was Marcel Duchamp. Fast forward to my 44th birthday and I’m getting my first tattoo. I wanted something related to the artist that left a deep impression on me. I originally considered Fountain but a urinal on my forearm? Not quite right. Bicycle Wheel” was a much better choice and Lisa Orth at Alleged Tattoo did an amazing job. I doubt Marcel would have thought much of me getting one of his readymades tattooed on my arm but fuck, it’s cool.

~ Patrick



Creating art is a revolutionary act. Art can open eyes, unite people, challenge authority, comment on the past, change the present, and shape the future. You can unlearn but you cannot unsee. 

And now Reactionary Absurdist Party presents Occupy the Walls! A group show featuring works by Neil Vandervloed, Jennifer Zwick, Julie Fisco, Eric Carson, PETE, and yours truly hanging at Gainsbourg for the month of February. Fuck you, oligarchy.

Hang with us during the Greenwood Art Walk, Friday, February 10th from 6 ‘til 9pm. Absinthe appreciated.

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