Tuesday, March 16, 2004

John Patrick McKenzie

That's the delightful work of John Patrick McKenzie an autistic Filipino-born artist living in San Francisco. He's a member of the Creativity Explored workshop there.

I learned about him while researching a review of Dani Siciliano's excellent debut album, Likes . . ., which he created the cover art for. He also inspired the album title: every time he sent Siciliano another one of his distinctive text collages, he included the words “Dani Siciliano likes . . .” in it.

This lengthy SF Weekly article by Lessley Anderson provides many more details about McKenzie's "gloriously unambitious world."