Is Monday gettin’ all up in your mix and making you feel sad and blue? Don’t worry Pierre - it’s #FunkMongerMonday ! Today’s funk comes in the form of the brain melting Spencer Mann
Now, usually I use the #FunkMongerMonday feature to give an overview of why I love a particular artists work, but today I wanted to tell the story of how Spencer Mann makes his awesome wood slice paintings, so sit yourself down real comfy and pour yourself a mug of cool swamp juice.
Imagine this scenario for just one quick second. You’re walkin’ in the woods, minding your own business when a big ol’ mean tree gets all up in your mix, and starts pushin’ you around some. What do you do? This big ol’ mean tree wants your money, your phone and your Pokémon cards and it ain’t gonna leave (ha!) until it roughs you up and turns your pockets inside out about a trout. Now, usually you’d give that mean ol’ tree the Kansas City shuffle and hot foot it outta them there woods, son!
Not Spencer Mann though. See, he ain’t afraid of any trees, cheese or spelling bees - not one bit. A tree once tried to rob Spencer Mann and he chopped that tree down with the edge of his hand. Chop chop chop. He chopped it into slices like a suitcase full of Parma Ham. Chop chop chop. One more for good measure - chop! He uses these slices of bandit tree and paints ‘em real good as a warning to any rogue trees out there who might wanna try it on like a wedding dress.
If you haven’t heard of Spencer Mann yet then I seriously suggest you get over there and have yourself a damn good look. His work will make your eyes shrink and turn your ears into your worst fears. He’s up to more funk than you could stuff into a hedge so go and check him out right now!