Thursday, December 07, 2006

Tootsie No. 1

Tootsie No. 1

4 1/4" x 5 1/8" x 5/8" (approx. 4" x 5" x .5")

Acrylic on Book Page & Canvas Panel

This painting is SOLD.

This fun little painting depicts a photorealistically rendered Vanilla-flavored Tootsie Roll in front of an abstract background. The painting is done over top of a page from a vintage French book, titled Existentialisme. This piece explores a contemporary combination of text, abstraction and photorealism. I particularly like the juxtaposition of the aged French text with the modern pop icon of the candy, and the modernist circles underneath the photorealist object. These elements work together to create a piece that is whimsically delightful! This piece has a textured black border that runs along the edge of the painting and along the sides, making this piece ready to hang on a wall without a frame.

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