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These four works are from a series called “Store,” which is inspired by a visit to an old school stationery store in Greenwich Village, New York. This store symbolizes the demise of the independently owned stores that once were prominent in the Village and the majority of NYC. I was fascinated by how this simple, humble store expressed the love the owner clearly has for his store. Each product is carefully stacked and organized to create a labyrinth of shapes and colors. I shot multiple photos and used digital drawing tools to loosely trace the shapes. Then I layered the “DNA kernel,” as I call it, to create a virtual scape. It’s meant to reflect the love and excitement he has for his store. Another form of vision, perhaps, like an x-ray, which can see through to the emotion represented by objects.

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