OSCAR TUAZON: LEAVE ME BE



Author(s)
Oscar Tuazon
Edition

English
June 2012
Softcover with dust jacket
120 pages (59 b/w illustrations)
16 x 23 cm, edition of 700
Graphic design: Oscar Tuazon & Madame Paris
ISBN: 978-2-9539788-1-0



An illustrated fiction of invulnerability and disappearance, Leave Me Be was  first published as an edition of ten as part of the exhibition Untitled (Leave Me Be), Standard (Oslo), 2009.

Excerpt:
“I will never live in a house as long as my fellow human-beings are living in the street. I spent six years without a home, without direction, without something to live for. I once lived on the street by chance, I now live there by choice. I roam the once famous streets. Bedding down above the degraded piles, slotted in a trough when I find one, rubbing in sand and rinsing my toes along the frontage. My lifestyle is to carry only essentials in what I call my “saddle bags”. I travel light even by street standards. Blankets, for instance, are cumbersome and awkward. Besides, I am more creative after dark, so at night I walk the streets with my notebook. I sleep in the daytime in the park with a big cowboy hat over my head to keep the sun out of my eyes. My street buddies call me “cowboy”.