Black Pearls Rug
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- Crafted with 100% woven polyester
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- Machine washable
- Skid pad is included
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About this artwork
In 2001, with the assistance of my friend and fellow artist, Patrick Donnelly, Jr., I booked my first (and, so far, only) solo show at the Art/Not Terminal Gallery in Downtown Seattle. The show was too take place during the Spring 2002 art walk, and I was to prepare about a dozen new pieces. At the rate I normally work, this was quite an accelerated time line.
There was no theme for the show, but I was jumping off from the style I had developed with my final piece, "UnInvited", when I was at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1999.
"Black Pearls" was the third piece I completed for the show. It is kind of an inside joke between Patrick and myself. We would often show at the Asian market downtown and he tricked me into thinking that the tapioca that were in the smoothies were blueberries. I asked the lady at the counter and she called them "Black Pearls"(which are also called Boba). I tried it and was surprised and a little disgusted to find that it was not, in fact, a blueberry. I was trying to vary the scale of the pieces in the show on this one since most of my pieces are large.
This is a cropped, vector version of the final piece, "Black Pearls", which is painted using Acrylics on 14" x 18" Masonite. This painting is still in my possession and is available for sale.