Acrylic gouache on watercolor paper in wood frame, 5 x 7", 2015.
Set in a vintage spring green oval wood frame, the painting is ready to hang. It measures 7 1/2 x 9 1/2" from edge to edge.
"Small Displeasures" revels in the simple frustrations of the millennial with a playful graphic impact.
Thundercloud, "Don't Walk" sign, the spinning wheel of death, condoms and a dropped ice-cream cone crowd together, tiny nuisances.
Each symbol glows against the tangerine orange background, carefully rendered to the same velvety matte acrylic gouache finish. The cluster of emblems buzz with a tension between empty flatness and elevation to status of sacred icon.