And now… the fourth… and most confusing… contribution to my art contest…

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OMG… it appears to be made out of Lego… This piece of art was submitted by none other than my own Head Minion, Trent Lewin!  You can visit him over at:

If you want to know how a person can earn such a prestigious title as the Head Minion to Pouringmyartout, well you haven’t been paying enough attention.

I admit, when I first looked at this work of art, I was a little confused… hence the title of this post… but after looking at it more closely, I was even more confused. What does any of this have to do with crack squirrels or my blog or me or my sunglasses? I am assuming that yellow mutant dinosaur thing in the front isn’t a crack squirrel. There seems to be a big, two-head devil balloon with laser beam eyes… maybe… and an angry-looking building that looks like a school-house in a dropout’s acid dream. I am hoping that dark mountain in the background is our secret lair from which me and my minions can take over the world. And is that me on a bus flying a kite???

But I knew there were no answers to be found by guessing… he is inscrutable… and deep… and Canadian…

So I figured I would just shoot a quick email back and ask him about it.

Here is what he replied, copied directly over to you:


Yes.  This is a piece entitled “Art’s Nightmare”. That is you on top of the bus.  Clearly, you have just driven a school bus off a ramp and are hurtling towards a man-eating house while flying a kite, in the hopes that you will be struck with lightning to help in your battle against this evil abode. Meanwhile, framed against the starkness of snow-tipped mountains, a feral flying robot pursues you, firing laser beams.  As if that weren’t enough, the sun looks huge, a clear sign of global warming. I think of the robot as X, myself as the man-eating house, our dear absent friend Babbage as the random sheep in the foreground, Elyse as the kite that flies above it all, and Masta Z as the pfft that’s going up in smoke. Don’t even ask how long this took to make.  It’s about three feet by two feet in size and must be a few thousand Lego pieces.


Well… that clears that up… but Trent, if you are doing a whole ‘minions on parade’ thing, where is Julie? Ha… you are gonna be in so much trouble…

But as I said, he is Canadian… so the yellow ‘sheep’ might be a real thing… and besides, he was drunk when he did this… as he himself states in this first communication that arrived with the email containing this fascinating piece of artwork:


Please kindly accept this submission for your art contest.  It is an atypical piece, born in the bowels of a scotch-inspired slip-trip-fall into a bucket of lego followed by a greasy cohabitation with a liquidy stream of mad. I think the subject matter, however, speaks for itself.  Word.

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223 Responses to And now… the fourth… and most confusing… contribution to my art contest…

  1. List of X says:

    OMG, that’s exactly how I look, Trent! But wait… where is my knife? How am I supposed to do backstabbings without a knife?

  2. Elyse says:

    It is wonderful to be immortalized. Thank you, Trend. This way I can participate in Art’s art without having to do any work. My kind of project. Thanks. I think I’ll go take a nap now.

  3. 1jaded1 says:

    A whole lot of genius and a pinch of madness…

  4. Trent Lewin says:

    Oh crap… I forgot Julie! I blame the wine! Julie Julie Julie! Okay, she’s definitely in the clouds, in a bi-plane about to swoop down and save our ostensible Art. And by the way, I tried to figure out how to give Art sunglasses… Lego is so limited.

  5. Gibber says:

    This, this just rocks Canada!! Trent you’re a genius, especially cause you included me in it! 😉

  6. Paul says:

    Something you didn’t mention Art is that this whole thing is your head – see the arms and body below and the top of the skull above? I like the maneating school myself – very nice.

  7. My favorite part of the piece is the adorable bunny rabbit.

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