Get Cracking

get cracking30″ x 40″, Acrylic on canvas, 2007       (Collection of the Artist)

“Get Cracking” was inspired by alot of my single male friends, as well as the children’s rhyme “Humpy Dumpty”. Here we got a nude and newly pregnant woman holding a sign The Best Man had written over her vagina. It reads “Once a woman has a baby consider her a broken egg. I always thought women were a little chicken.” Alot of my single male friends have always told me, “Don’t ever go with a woman that has kids, you’ll be very low on her list of priorities, Her children will come before you, then maybe the father of her children.” I have alot of female friends that have had children, after giving birth, they were never the same, It was like their individuality was gone, it was like they were broken into three pieces. One piece to the baby, One piece to the father of there children, and the last piece to themselves. They became like a broken egg, and there is no way of ever putting a broken egg back together again. In the right hand corner The Best Man rides away on a chicken, holding a pencil after writing his note. Since he is riding the chicken, it could be very possible that the men who avoid single mothers with children are really the chicken ones. To chicken to play daddy, Put into plain words, this piece is about men who wouldn’t consider dating a single woman with kids. Too much baggage, supporting children so sudden and maybe having to deal with a psycho ex-boyfriend, too much drama, too much drama for me and my single guy friends. So it is for alot of guys, Never date a woman with children. It’s just a preference really. There’s probably just as much women who wouldn’t date a single father who is raising his children. The title “Get Cracking” is a slang for starting a family. You wanna have kids, a family, well then, “Get Cracking”. So I’ll end it with this, “Humpty Dumpty sat on the wall, Humpty Dumpty had a great fall, all the kings horses and all the King’s men couldn’t put Humpty together again. – THE BEST MAN ENGAGEMENTS