It is remarkable to consider the diverse ways corporate brand identify has impacted societies.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

APPLE iPod 60 GB, "painting a day" 6x6" (SOLD!)


This striking piece is of a 60 GB Apple iPod with a reflection of the artist's studio window Venitian styled blinds and dish lamp ficture seen within it. The piece is a study for a larger sized work.

Painting traditional motifs such as fruit, vessels, and other conventional subjects that have deep historical roots is satisfying, however it’s most gratifying as an artist to delve into uncharted territory and try something new. To discover beauty within what’s deemed as mundane has always been an interest of mine. During the year 2004 I attempted to address through my work the impact of modern technology on contemporary life, and then in 2005-06 the ineffable human element that we define as “time” was examined in connection with scientific innovation through the ages. I’m now revisiting these ideas on a few new levels, but perhaps with a new twist. I suppose when the 18th century still life painter, Jean-Baptiste-Siméon Chardin first painted the latest brass edition of cooking utensils the French Academy cringed. Today a painting of traditional sconce is certainly deemed nostalgic in nature. Perhaps, in 2015 when the Apple iPod is an artifact we will perceive it as nostalgic and as beautiful as a painting of antique carousel of horses. Of course, fruit will always be the same, but then again, with the new kiwifruit breeds being developed in the science labs this may soon not hold true. Apples and oranges could evolve in form more quickly than tennis and golf balls, or even iPods.

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