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Statues of Davis Square

Sunday, July 13th, 2008

This is the painting I did that first gave me the idea to paint my t-shirt models:


The piece was chosen along with works by seven other artists to be printed on 4’x4′ panels and displayed in the Davis Square subway station in Somerville, MA. The MBTA and the Somerville Arts Council sponsored a competition for local artists to submit work with themes and images specific to the area. The statues depicted in my painting stand eerily life-like in the heart of Davis Square. They are often mistaken for real humans, and I thought it would be funny if I painted Vanessa to look like she was actually interacting with them. Putting her in one of my t-shirts was my way of getting my signature in there. The original was done in watercolor, like the t-shirt paintings. I used sea salt to add texture to the statues.