Four By Four
Giclee Print on Mounted Canvas
Edition of 300 S/N
Image: 10″ x 10″
Limited Edition Print
Edition of 900 S/N
Image: 10″ x 10″
Overall 15″ x 14″
75 Artist Proofs available with original watercolor remarques.
One of my favorite things to do is browsing in antique shops, flea markets, and even the “better” junk shops. I am not talking about the fancy antiques shops where each item is carefully polished and dusted and there are a couple of well dressed elderly ladies to follow you around in case you touch something. I’m talking about the “get dirty” place that used to be a gas station and some of the best stuff (to me) is out back warping or rusting in the rain. Most of the old cabinets and backgrounds in my paintings came from that kind of place. The proprietor will usually ask if I’m looking for anything in particular. My answer is always “I’ll know it when I see it.”
It was that way with the box of billiard balls in “Four By Four” when I saw it in a flea market. The balls were old Brunswicks and the inside of the box is stamped “Made in 1905.” Well cared for but also well used, I painted the balls exactly as they really are, cracks and all. I knew that the box of balls would make a fun painting and it has a nice abstract quality about it. This is one of the few pieces I have done which would be equally at home in a billiard or game room or in a contemporary setting along with “modern” art.
This is the smallest limited edition print that I have ever produced, so you don’t need a large wall for this one. It is also one of the few prints that I have done where the print image is the same size as the original, which is also the exact size of the actual box. I hope you’ll find a place for it in your collection.