Sunday, January 14, 2007
A study of one of my child drawings. My sister and I lived with our grandparents as kids and we were surrounded by old folks. They talked about World War 2 a lot. This was my idea of an air battle over Germany. I was fascinated by the idea of a "burp gun", a cannon which shot improvised shells made of metal shrapnel and junk. We knew one old guy named Luther who was a fighter pilot and had been shot at by a burp gun-- he said a huge metal bolt shot right through the cockpit of his jet, right between his legs, and cleared the top of his cockpit. This was a drawing of Luther's plane being shot at by a burp gun.