BRUNSWICK, Ga., Nov. 21 (UPI) -- A Georgia man who still doesn't know the results of the presidential election said his accidental art project began with a simple party invitation.
Joe Chandler, a Brunswick artist, said he found the presidential race between Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump to be so stressful that he declined an invitation to an election-night party.
"I was invited to an election party to stay up into the night with everybody gnawing their nails, hanging on and I thought, oh there has to be a better way," Chandler told WAGA-TV.
Chandler went to bed not knowing about Trump's eventual victory and when he woke up feeling peaceful the next day, he decided to make the feeling last.
"Having subtracted myself from this political fracas and all of the mayhem of the digital media, I kind of found the center of the cyclone, it is very peaceful in my bubble of ignorance," Chandler said.
He said it wasn't too difficult for him to avoid having the results spoiled because he works from home and has kept clear of TV, radio, newspapers and social media.
Chandler said he wears headphones when he leaves the house along with a sign reading, "I don't know who won and don't want to. Please don't tell me."
"People have been very respectful of my decision," he told NBC's Today show.
Chandler said he knows he can't avoid the results forever, but he hasn't yet figured out how he wants the news to be broken.
"I don't really have an exact exit plan," he said.
He said one idea would involve using a box of balloons like a gender reveal party -- the box would contain red balloons for a Republican victory, and blue for a Democratic win.
"I am almost ready for somebody to put me out of my misery, but when they do, I have a feeling I might be stepping back into a world of even more misery," Chandler said.