WHO: Jeff Garcia, artist
WHERE: Richmond and Spadina
WHEN: Friday afternoon
CLOTHING: "My shoes are hand-me-downs from Max Bennett Thrasher, a book buyer from Virginia. My red sock has Twinkle Twinkle Little Star lyrics on it. I found it but don't remember where. My mom gave me these pants two Christmases ago but doesn't want me to wear them any more because of the holes. The shirt came in one of those three-packs from Zellers ($9.99, 1000 Gerrard East, 416-466-2103, and others). I have been diagnosed as practically blind so I have these special glasses by Exploding Motor Car (www.myspace.com/emcartistcollective). They've got scratches on them now, so when I use them they really help me focus on the general picture instead of minute details."
HAIR: "I tend to cut my hair at my part-time art store job when I'm bored. I haven't washed it in a couple of months - I think that's why it sticks up so far."
MY STYLE: "My friend Andrew Zukerman said it best when he described me as 'anatomical gestures of invented canaries.'"
INTO: "Filipino food (especially pinakbet), stealing from FedEx Kinko's lost and found, collecting found lists, VHS tapes and mix tapes, photocopying stuff, playing cassette tapes and a rake in my terrible band, Hard Love in Times New Roman (www.beniffereditions.blogspot.com), untied shoes, swimming with seniors, working on my big garden, my dog Mango, drawings, collages, books, silkscreens, sausages, fishing tackle, my baby bathtub, e-mail spam, Siamese twins, carnival culture and Mississauga. A few spots are available in my eight-week silkscreening course that starts July 16 ($335). Get in touch with me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you're interested. Check out some of my work at www.mangoepeeler.com."