For this week’s look back into the Bad at Sports archives, we’ve pulled a 2008 interview with Meg Cranston, conducted by Duncan MacKenzie and painter Pamela Fraser on the occasion of Cranston’s exhibition at He Said/She Said,Â Fraser and partner Randall Szott’s now-closed exhibition space in Oak Park, Illinois.
“Thereâ€™s a work in the show thatâ€™s an ass drawn to look like itâ€™s encased in a block of ice. The title isÂ I froze my ass and then I moved to California. Itâ€™s a true story â€“ when I was a kid growing up in New York, I froze my ass everyday in the winter. My parents were very thrifty people and they just wouldnâ€™t turn up the heat. My brother and I developed what I called heat lust. And I donâ€™t think itâ€™s hyperbolic to say that for me as a child heat was like love, and maybe better.â€Â — Meg Cranston interviewed by Bad at Sports.