object

MICHAEL ROSS

The object paintings are tiny paintings with big personalities -- paintings of the meaningful and overlooked items of our daily lives. A toothbrush is one of the most personal tools we use; pink and blue razors are symbols of femininity and masculinity. Rolling dice represent the decision to take risk; cupcakes are a reminder of the sweet things in life. Two cupcakes side by side relate like a romantic couple; a group of petits-fours gossip and chatter like a group at a party. Imbued with symbols and with human-like characteristics, each painting tells a story.