Jeff Hardy on TNA's Bound for Glory, Overcoming Personal Demons, and Whether He'll Ever Return to WWE
You're know for your quirky artistic creations, including that giant volcano in your backyard, doing your own face paint, and being in a band. What sort of art are you doing these days?
Mainly right now I would say I paint a lot. And then I brought that into wrestling world big time with my face paint now, because I paint up at every live event we do and it's always something different.I pretty much challenge myself every day to do something cooler than I did the last time. It's really exciting. But at home, yeah, I just paint probably more than anything.
You've also been busy with your band, correct?
Courtesy of TNA Jeff Hardy and his self-created facepaint and tattoos.
About a month ago, leading up to that month, there was two or three months that I was writing for my band Peroxwhy?gen all the time. I was just inspired some of these new songs that my guitar player came up with and one of my dad's friends that plays in his band and I wrote nine songs in two months, really cool songs. Music and painting are what I'm focused on probably more than anything.
What do you paint?
It's all abstract. It's faces more than anything. I do some plant life from time to time. I start with spray paint and then I go back in with acrylics and markers for all the definition.
How do you come up with some of the quirky and unusual stuff you create?
It's just something I've always done. I kind of need like I need air to breathe, it's just like I have to do it. There's big wood cutouts that I've done at home for example, my Jack Russell that died when we lost our modular home, he was caught in the fire, there's a huge monument coming down the right side of my driveway to him. Every time I pull into my driveway, I remember him. It's just something I need to do all the time, especially now being a father. My little daughter is almost two years old. It took my inspiration to the next level..
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