Dollar Store Still Life, 2006
In Dollar Store Still Life, cheap plastic dollar store goods made in overseas factories and imported in bulk by the container load stand in for the perishable delicacies and unique objects of luxury typically showcased in traditional Dutch and Flemish genre paintings. The low cost of the objects depicted is stated in the title of each work, e.g.: Dollar Store Still Life with Decorative Fruit and Feathers ($8). In 2016, the artist will revisit the project using goods purchased at a Japanese Two-Dollar store, reflecting on the economic and demographic changes that have occurred over the period of 10 years.
See essay “Still Life with Dollar Store” Still Life, Contemporary Art Gallery Vancouver, 2010