“I was fortunate to find my calling in life at the tender age of seven and one-half years. Before that, I was just another playboy. At that time, it so happened that there was in a magazine advertisement a line drawing of an old man's face full of wrinkles. The image struck me so powerfully that I was impelled to copy it. Having done so, I was hooked on art for life, especially drawing. Now after seven and one-half decades of many wondrous art adventures, I am the old man with the face full of wrinkles that I saw so long ago ... and I like it.”In addition, KRCC will air a discussion about Cummins with local artist Sean O'Meallie today at 4:50 p.m. Host Noel Black also wrote an article about Cummins for the Independent back in 2003, in which the artist told him:
"Just remember these four things: 1. Vote Republican. 2. Study nutrition. 3. Take your children ice-skating. 4. Observe and learn from the behavior of animals." Then he cracks another grin and it's impossible to discern whether he believes a word of it.
"Whatever you do," he says, reveling in the incredulousness that his every word inspires, "just make me look bad."