Fast Food Joints

Fast food restaurants promise to fulfill the basic human need of food and society but, in fact, they replace the sustenance of both good food and community with a “custom” isolated “meal on the go”. Productivity wins again, ensuring that even our free time is spent multi-tasking and without being present in the moment. Night paintings allow the further exploration of the unnatural illumination of neon and street lights within the ambient light of the night sky.

Like Van Gogh’s lurid reds and greens in “The Night Café” or Edward Hopper’s acidic “Night Hawks” – light becomes its own material substance and can communicate deeper psychological elements and unease.