Terri Lloyd States:
Pink Buddha manifested in 2009 out of a collaborative photoshoot that was intended to feature one of my assemblage projects, “Baby Head Flowers.” The flowers were instantly upstaged by me in silly jammies and a big pink papier-mâché mask. As soon as I put on the mask, Pink Buddha took on a life of its own. From guerrilla theater, video, photography, digital art, and more, Pink Buddha and I merged into an absurd singularity.
Collaboration and performance opportunities eventually waned. So I took the character to a medium where it could be who and what I wanted it to be unfettered by time, space, or any human constraints.
Fascinated by the popularity of Photoshop as a verb and the meme as a tool of information and propaganda, Pink Buddha made a new home in social media. When I Grow Up And Other Mantras, is a collection of cut and paste images (in the trades we call this collage) also known as memes originally published on Facebook. What better place to say the things I’m thinking out loud and get away with it.
And get away with it PB and I do. To date, no one has ever questioned or trolled a Pink Buddha meme.
Take the memes at face value or spend some time with them, either way that innuendo you think might be there, probably is.
This book is dedicated to pontificating malarkyists everywhere.