His Poor Man's Bible collection show life in storefront churches. They most often depict a pastor at the pulpit with a few members of the congregation around him. A cheeky Bible verse -- such as "Building Fun from the Building Fund -- Acts 5" -- appears on the left of the paintings. Sometimes, though, they show stoic-looking ushers or doorkeepers.
[image via Patrick-Earl Barnes]
Asphalt Eden: Who would you want to be stranded on a deserted island with?
Patrick-Earl Barnes: My Soul Mate
Asphalt Eden: What book are you currently reading?
Patrick-Earl Barnes: One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest, by Ken Kesey
Asphalt Eden: What is your favorite time of day?
Patrick-Earl Barnes: Early Morning like 3am
Asphalt Eden: Where in New York is the closest place to your own personal Garden of Eden?
Patrick-Earl Barnes: My studio
Asphalt Eden: What's on repeat on your iPod?
Patrick-Earl Barnes: "I Say A Little Prayer" by Rahsaan Roland Kirk
Asphalt Eden: If you could ask God one question, what would it be?
Patrick-Earl Barnes: Nothing, God has already answered every question that He is willing to answer. All other answers I will find out for myself.
Asphalt Eden: What message do you want people to take away from your art?
Patrick-Earl Barnes: Art is how you think