During last weeks heatwave, I was down at the beach swimming with a friend visiting from New Zealand.
I got a call to stop what I was doing to jump on a plane that night, to arrive somewhere in the Midwest, to paint freights for an upcoming Tony Scott movie, starring Denzel Washington. At the time the last thing I felt like doing was getting on a plane to Anywhere, USA. After some back and forth negotiations, I agreed to pack it up and jump on the next red-eye to Cleveland.
Although the flight was first class and nobody was sitting next to me, I couldn’t seem to get any sleep on the flight (got to watch Sunshine Cleaning though). I arrived at 6am in Cleveland and was greeted by a driver who took me about an hour south to Brewster, Ohio.
Morning traffic outside of Brewster…
Once in the freight yard I was given a tour of the yard (riding in a golf cart) and filled in on what the purpose of the graffiti was. I saw the crews working hard to add new logos to engines and box cars.
Back to painting…
Ate some Amish chicken for dinner and managed to knock one more out…
In total I was in the yard for over 15 hours on no sleep, but i was determined to knock it all out in one day. Went back to the hotel dirty as fuck and passed out before I could jump in the shower.
Be on the look out for “Unstoppable” coming out about this time next year.