Old woman popping a wheelie on a Kawasaki 900Why I left Yarra Glen

Abstract painting | Old woman popping a wheelie on a Kawasaki 900
This is a hell of a painting. It has a very dark background and is full of amazing colorful forms that give rise to suggestions of what happened that fateful day.
One of the most lyrical abstract paintings Bert has done.
This is based on a totally true story. Bert swears on this.
Nobody creates abstract art as wild as Bert Ernie.
Dimensions: 60x90cm.
Painted: 2018.
Materials: Acrylic on MDF board.
Availability: For sale $75 unframed. $400 framed.

The story behind Old woman popping a wheelie on a Kawasaki 900

The walk into the town of Yarra Glen this particular day in 2018 was a little weird. I noticed that a person was riding a purple motorcycle quite slowly along the road towards me. The rider was soon to change this; the engine revved up wildly, and what turned out to be a Kawasaki 900, reared up on the back wheel at an angle of about 60 degrees and roared forward in a magnificent wheelie. The rider continued past at speed before lowering the front wheel to the ground, slowing; and then performed a tire-smoking half-donut turn.

The motorcycle returned towards me before slowing again. The motorcyclist took their hands off the handlebars, and pulled up on the t-shirt being worn to reveal a pair of sagging and wrinkled breasts that belonged to an old woman! The shock of this made me take a dramatic leap back, and I exclaimed: “What the…!”. The old woman cackled at me and shouted: “Do you want a root!” I was stunned and didn’t know what to say; I was so shocked and intimidated by the woman’s sexual advances I took off and ran back home.

The shock soon turned to anger because I was trying to live as a monk, and the thought of someone treating me like a sex object made my blood boil. I was so upset at this I packed up all of my things and left Yarra Glen and found somewhere else to live.

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