Chris Holmes

contributor to 1 poster

  • His Brain Targets It


    His Brain Targets It

    The haiku simply and elegantly expresses the game of fetch. It's visually open-ended, and so I invented the image based around the drama of the catch. I staged the piece in Clinton Square to give it a more striking setting. On the day that I photographed the square, I was glad to happen upon a couple walking their dog. I felt reassured by the knowledge that the situation I was inventing wasn't uncommon.

    The energy of the piece is a result of my bold color choices and energetic execution. Staying on my feet, I placed the canvas on the floor. My vision flowed out of me in quick, confident marks as I moved around it.

    I hope you enjoy the piece as much as I enjoyed painting it.