I spent a good amount of time at the local Home Depot in a part-time job. This work has been inspired by my time spent there. As I walk around, in my mind’s eye I see colors, shapes, patterns, lighting and objects that come to together to create what I call a “paintable moment.” I photograph this image with an iPhone and then use it as a tool to re-create these everyday retail objects as bold expressions of color and composition. My intent is not to portray an exact interpretation, but to create a sense of delight in having the viewer see the object(s) and the abstraction. I seek to maintain a painterly quality to the work, while sometimes using a ‘mash-up’ composition to avoid a realistic tag.
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