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Chris Holmes
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.

His brain targets it
His body casts out for it
His mouth catches it

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