By Tim Miller

This article brings jointly the non-public, communal, and nationwide political strands that interweave in the course of the author's paintings from its beginnings and defines his position as a modern artist, activist, and homosexual guy.

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Mowing the neighbor’s yard. Mowing across this big nation. Mowing a state at a time. Mowing a nice easy square state like Kansas. Mowing a hard state like Maryland. Mowing a tiny state like Rhode Island only takes an afternoon. Mowing Alaska can take a lot longer. Then when I’m done mowing all the states I start mowing indoors. Mowing the bedroom. Mowing the kitchen. Mowing the den. Mowing the performance space. Mowing the theater. Mowing the rock club. Mowing the opera house. . I’ve been performing a lawnmower dance for a year or so.

1948. 1949. 1950. 1951. 1952. 1953. 1954. 1955. 1956. 1957. 1958. That’s me. 9/22/58. All those years go by and so many babies got born, all my friends born in those years, and if we hadn’t dropped the big bomb on Japan my Dad would have had to invade and he might have gotten killed and I never would have been born. My mom always used tell me this whenever we talked about the atom bomb, like at Thanksgiving or Xmas or whenever the subject came up. . C. I’m very interested in history. I like dates and the way they connect to my dates.

Along these boards from one side to the other. tongue in groove. year after year. 15  :    there’s a place on this floor over there by that person with the hat or whatever on where I burned a big hole in the floor when i was young or so it seemed in the fall of 1980. i was burning up russian newspapers just me and them crammed in a foot locker in a performance I was doing. it was one of the first performances anyone had ever done here on this floor. i burnt off some of my hair and those burning papers snuck down and took a hunk out of this floor underneath my feet.

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