17.5.10

Lets go shopping @ Chanel, Louis Vuitton



The first preview of a series of custom 12 inch dolls based on different characters within the Middle Eastern Theater.  Doll #1, just arrived home, and removed her shoes in the hallway before taking her bags upstairs. She had been busy shopping after getting her hair and nails done earlier in the morning. As a result of the humidity she had to schedule an appointment less than a week after her last visit to the salon, so she could have her hair blown out. The salon just received a beautiful shade of beige which was too much temptation, so she had her previous nail color taken off and had her nails and toes painted. The boutique phoned her as she was getting her feet pumiced and informed her about the new collection at Chanel. With intense excitement she  decided to pick up a slightly off creme blouse to wear later in that night for a dinner and dancing party at the house.Just next door, she caught a glimpse of Louis Vuitton's latest black heels with straps and a gold wedge. This would finish the outfit, and could not be missed.  

12 inch doll, custom chador, bags, and lit display case.

12.5.10

Shopping with AW, Hardees, Baskin Robins, Dunkin Donuts, Blimpie, and coming soon, the Body shop!

The latest piece in my shopping series is a study for a large scale painting. this is 20 by 8 inches.Many of these will be in the upcoming COCA show in June, including to larger versions of McDonalds, and Starbucks. It is worth to note that currently Saudi Arabia has the largest per capita amount of Western Chains in the Middle East. In Iran, where American chains are not permitted to conduct business, there were a series of fast food businesses that modified their name  and appearance in order to appear similar to the western counterpart.

7.5.10

M1 Abrams Tank and Humvee (scale model), Gold Leaf, Wood




Revisiting the series of iconified objects that I made  from scale model  cars, buses,and cities I decided to expand on this theme, with the next logical step- military vehicles. This is a M1 Abrams tank and a Humvee.I will eventually make life size versions of these and therefore consider these as studies, but at the moment my studio's dimensions preclude such endeavors.  


On a side note, I had a recent interview with WNYC's Benjamin Walker on my "shopping" series, as well as advertising spin on the paintings in BrandWeek.