Add a Dash of Local Art: Phil Cannon

Posted July 12, 2012 in

Phil's SLUG Masterpiece

Each month, SLUG features a local artist and their work on the west wall of the café in Whole Foods at Trolley Square. 

July's Add a Dash of Local Art features Phil Cannon. 

To get a better idea of who they are, we invite the artist to the SLUG office and ask them to answer a few very strange and random questions that the office staff has come up with. They then create a piece of art out of their answers, with whatever supplies we have laying around the office (i.e., old paint, colored pencils, mod podge, and a current SLUG issue. We are very crafty over here). Phil picked the following 3 questions to depict in his 'SLUG Masterpiece':

- Sabbath or Zeppelin?
- If given the chance, what kind of haircut would you give The President?
- We also asked him to draw an alien 

We also asked Phil a few more regular questions to get a better idea of who he is. 

Who are you? 
Phil Cannon

When did you decide to become an artist? 
As soon as I figured out I sucked at everyhting else.

How would you classify your work?
Farside + Garbage Pail Kids + Big Daddy Roth + Von Dutch + Jim Phillips + Star Wars 

What do you think of the art scene here in SLC?

There's some awesome stuff happening in all kinds of different mediums. I think SLC is pretty unique with the whole Mormon/Non-Mormon thing and the conflict makes for some interesting expression. 

Any words of wisdom?
Do what you love, life's too short for the alternative. 

Check out Phil's work through July 31, hanging on the West wall of the cafe area the next time you are at Whole Foods Trolley Square. View more of Phil's work here:

If you are interested in being a featured artists, please email 

Phil's SLUG Masterpiece