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Click above to watch a video of A.D. Maddox's artistry in motion

Sometimes, you come across a hidden gem that not only makes you smile, it makes you glad that there are so many different types of people in this crazy little world of ours. People that sooner or later leave their unique thumbprints on the Internet. So it is with A.D. Maddox, a Jackson Hole, Wyoming artist who most certainly has cornered the market on Ducati 999 riding, plain-speaking, Catholic schoolgirl outfit wearing, bug splattering artistry.

In Maddox's own words, the basic approach she has taken to her craft is to "Strap the canvas onto the bike, start riding, and kill bugs. That was my M.O." Eloquently succinct, that. "See, I'm an artist, and I do what I do. I mean, how can I define being an artist? I am what I am?" Indeed. Maddox has been creating her "Bug Gut Paintings" for some time now, and her website displays her 2006 catalog of work which is evidently entirely sold out. Most of the abstract paintings are sized 11"x14" or 14x14" and were priced at $350.

Hit the jump for the video and more information, then check out Maddox's work in the gallery below.

Rothko Roadkill by A.D. Maddox
  • Rothko Roadkill by A.D. Maddox
  • Squished Skeeters by A.D. Maddox
  • Insecticide at 95 by A.D. Maddox
  • Upper Green Cutty by A.D. Maddox
  • The Wind Knot by A.D. Maddox
  • Nangahua Brown by A.D. Maddox
  • Marble Canyon by A.D. Maddox

Does she worry about offending PETA or karma? Not so much:
I don't feel bad about killing bugs. You know, if they get pissed off at me in their next life, that's fine. You know, they can come back and bite me. That's fine. You know, Chances are I'll plow 'em again. Collect 'em and cash another check.
For the moment, the colorful Ms. Maddox seems to have veered in a more traditional (if no less brightly colored) direction, with the bulk of her newer output consisting of fish, fishermen, and rods-and-reels, a likely subject matter when surrounded by Jackson Hole's natural beauty. Maddox describes herself as "an avid fly fisherwoman" and she clearly has an affinity for the subject: "I feel like I was put here to fish and paint," she says.

But for those yearning for a "Rothko Roadkill" of their very own, fear not. On her blog, Maddox promises to make more this summer:
I miss riding my Ducati 999! It's in storage in Vegas at the racetrack. I just put a new Termi exhaust system on 'er and she purrs like a lion. I'm bug-gutting for sure this summer. I've got a special mount being built for 'er. I'm shooting for 50 canvases and a book!

Check out the video below and then visit Maddox's website and online store to learn more.


[Sources: The Snaz; ADMaddox.com]

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      • 6 Years Ago
      Annoying doesn't even begin to describe this broad. I hate narcissistic artists.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Agreed. She's so full of herself, I doubt I could be in her presence for more than a minute without jumping out a window.
      • 6 Years Ago
      OMG. Men are such suckers for skinny blonde chicks, whether it's bad art or right-wing propaganda. Fools and their money, I guess.
        • 6 Years Ago
        wow, someone isn't getting any... maybe obama will give you some :)
      • 6 Years Ago
      And to think all this time I've been just cleaning the bugs off my helment. I could'a had a modern art master piece....
      • 6 Years Ago
      Crud, I was hoping she rode the bike in the schoolgirl outfit. That's kinda've a let down.
        • 6 Years Ago
        haha, I was thinking the same thing.
      • 6 Years Ago
      is it just me or she sounds completely demented?? (talking about the painting) "this one has got some rigid lines but i know that also teh bugs are gonna umm make a unity with this painting..." NO KIDDING!!! they are going to be splattered al over it! of course they'll make a unity with it!! DUH

      next bit: talking about a splat of yellow paint: "i mean this is just, that is just awesome right there, this is a cadmium, this colour just gives me goosebumps..."
      and the best part is right after that, then she sounds totally demented LOL

      plus, i wholeheartedly agree with "Shipey" and "f3rg" she's so nacissistic, annoying and full of herself... i couldn't even stand to see the whole video... i mean, this is just, that is just gruesome right there, that woman is a cadmium, and those kind of women just make me puke
      • 6 Years Ago
      Rides Motorcycles...

      Just a little Crazy...

      Kinda Hot...

        • 6 Years Ago
        yep. What else can you wish for?
      • 6 Years Ago
      she would probably have more colorful pieces if she actually rode something fast.


      ya i said it.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Like, a lot more red.
      • 6 Years Ago
      "World's first hot Power Ranger artist ever."
      • 6 Years Ago
      I'd bet if she was 200+ lbs and & rode a Harley, nobody would buy her art. Interesting mid-level MILF as it is.
      • 6 Years Ago
      The bike is very Suicycle. The art... not so much. (It is a unique concept, though.)
      • 6 Years Ago
      Andy's right, if she wasn't a skinny blonde (not that hot either- definately not as hot as Hillary Swank) she wouldn't sell a single painting. The guys in her "gallery" are fawning over her, not her paintings.

      Plus, that's not a Ducati 999, at best it's a Monster S4R, which does have a 999 engine but the Ducati 999 is a fully fairinged sport bike and is a different model than the S4R. That's like calling a Camaro a Corvette just because they both have LS1s. I would have hoped for better from Autoblog.
        • 6 Years Ago

        Regardless of what she says on video, thats a Monster S2R 800. The S4R has a radiator and I'm pretty sure the S2R 1000 didn't come in that color scheme.
        • 6 Years Ago

        Perhaps I should have been clearer - the quote about her bike being a 999 is from a recent blog entry on her website-- not from the video. As the video footage is rather old, it is likely that has replaced and/or augmented the bike in the video with a 999. Either way, it sounds like A.D. Maddox will be strapping canvases to a Ducati of some sort again this summer.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Mike -
        I was wondering about Maddox's bike when I posted it, but remember, the words about her Ducati are a quote from her -- we didn't identify it as a 999. Further, as the video is undated (and likely a couple of years old) it's entirely possible that she has picked up a new bike in the meantime.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Oh ... the bike in the video is a S2R 1000 ... It's a good bike but the 999 is much faster and rides better. That's the bike I'll be using this summer.
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