Another painting in the series where I explore public domain images. This is a vendor. In the original photo, I believe he was selling lemonade. It might be New York City. I decided to allow the cart to be open-ended. He could be a vendor selling anything. I love the fact that he's standing there, looking off to the side, with his small cart, while the world moves behind him.
We are all vendors in some respect. Whether we're literally selling something or not. We have something to offer the world through the grace of our existence. The person in the original photo is unknown and he is long since dead. But he is brought to life here. Here he is alive and he represents all of us at rest, waiting to share what we can with the world.
Vending from a cart is a one at a time process. It is the original Sole Proprietorship. It represents being out in the open and being open, being there for the one on one communication. I want to represent works that glorify the times we live in while offering solutions to our disconnect and reliance technology to be in touch. This vendor represents both our current circumstance (because he's out there in the world, seen, ready to be communicated with) and a solution because he gets to look each customer in the eye.
Considerations for collecting... This is the first public domain portrait I painted. In other words, it features a person. It's a great conversation started to pose the question, who or what seems to be the subject of this piece. This is also a very colorful and bright piece and looks stunning up-close and from across a large room.
Ships worldwide in a box, ready to hang--wired for hanging
Willing to hear all offers
Will post more pictures soon
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