|The Long & Winding Road|
24 x 36"
Oil on Canvas
This still life is from a found table setting I happened upon while out adventuring with a good friend. It's not the style of the glassware and silverware that I loved about this composition. It was more the fact that it was found. It is the opposite of the still life table settings I usually paint. There is generally an ominous sense that something just took place that we are left to discern in most of my work. Cups half full, some empty, plates and bowls scattered around, left behind. I usually enjoy laying out a composition that makes people read the remnants as to what took place, and how the dynamics of the objects might mirror the dynamics of the people who sat at that setting. This piece, however, was about waiting. Anticipating an event. The ice cubes in the glasses told me the event was just minutes from starting. Not knowing what was to be celebrated or discussed was intriguing.
This piece will be exhibited in my upcoming solo show at Balzac's in the Distillery District, Sept 4th through September.