TV Dinner

Posted: August 23rd, 2009 | Author: admin | Filed under: Final Prints, TV Dinner | Tags: , , , | 38 Comments »

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On a woodblock. The perfect Kitchen adornment.
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TV Dinner Process

Posted: August 23rd, 2009 | Author: admin | Filed under: Process, TV Dinner | Tags: , , , | No Comments »

This is another project concept that spawned from a painting that I did in college. The TV dinner has so many connotations including American, compartmentalized, fast, cheap, and individual to name a few. Just imagining someone coming home from a day at work to pop a TV Dinner into the microwave and watch their favorite evening programming paints a vivid mental image. It is also an easily recognizable visual, which lends itself well to a simplified graphic interpretation. -JM

If the TV dinner is meant to be eaten quickly, distractedly in front of the TV, then why the checkered tablecloth? The icon of the tablecloth, so common in Italian restaurants and picnics and family tables, is an ironic nod to what dinner has become. Instead of gathered families eating food lovingly prepared, dinner becomes distanced, impersonal, and eaten in isolation.-LS

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