When I first started painting food on white backgrounds, I remember telling people: I want to make paintings that play off people’s obsession with certain foods/objects. The paintings won’t be about anything EXCEPT for the relationship between viewer and artwork. I want to take hyperrealism to new heights, and I want to do it my way – by juxtaposing contemporary aesthetics with the traditional techniques I grew up learning.
I got a lot of “oh sounds cool!” but I could tell that no one really appreciated by vision. Honestly, who could blame them? As my grandfather might have said, “You’re going to paint a giant hot dog and put it on the internet?” – YES, that was the plan. But look how thing turned out! Basically, I ditched the assumption that selling a giant hot dog painting is weird, and I replaced it with a new assumption that selling a giant hot dog painting is COOL, and people love cool things.
We ship unframed work internationally. All prints are made to order, one by one. It usually takes 2-3 weeks for your order to be completed before shipping. Due to the high volume of sales this Holiday Season, any order placed as of Black Friday will be shipped in January. That being said, we are optimistic that early orders will be sent out in time for Christmas!
Since all of the artwork is prepared by hand, one by one, buyers generally don't mind waiting for a piece that has been carefully and specifically made for them. Especially these days, looking forward to something like that can be super exciting!