Electric Bill, 2004.

Oil, paper, acrylic, and graphite on canvas,

12 x 12 inches.

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About This Artwork: While creating this painting, I was thinking about electricity, which made me think of my dad paying the expensive electric bills we ran up in our pattern making business. The shop needed an immense amount of electricity because of the shop lights and the ultra-violet marker maker. All my dad did was complain about the bill every month, even though he knew it was going to be astronomical, but he did it without fail every month nonetheless.I wrote about this between the patterns on this painting because it helped me laugh and vent. I made this while in residency at the Vermont Studio Center.