I imagined a window into the past, the kind of classic burger joint that this restaurant is a casual-modern interpretation of. Like a 1940s black & white photograph (or one of my paintings) made 3D. You’re inside my place looking out into the future or you’re inside MOD looking through the frame of the past to see the present. All salvaged and hand-painted materials.
The backdrop is plexiglas on the top half mounted to the wood frame, the bottom half is stretched canvas on this side, whiteboard on the other. On the wall is a framed print of my Frostick 5c painting, because the palette and theme match the rest, and because like the whole scene, it was inspired by photographs of Rudy Burckhardt.
On view through mid-September. 184 Main St. Grab a burger while there, they also have a fine vegetable burger and exceptionally good fries. Incidentally, all the components of this installation are for sale except the glass and the metal straw.