During the months of March and April, we had our own talented barista, Franklin Brown, as the Artist of the Month at Nervous Dog, Stow.
Three Churches: Iceland, Switzerland, Estonia
These paintings are ironic: the focal points of the scenes—the churches—aren’t really even there; the church walls are blank space, and the rooves and steeples are black. In contrast to the vibrant backgrounds of each painting, the churches are stark, rigid, and seem a little out of place. I’m making a comment…
The other miscellaneous pieces
The idea of “becoming”—that pieces are always falling into place, that the new is made of the remnants of the old, that the old and the new are essentially the same, that things have to be seen from far away to be seen clearly—is one of my favorites. I don’t think I intended for these paintings to be grouped together, but they all seem to fall within the bounds of this theme, some more obviously than others. For some, it is the use of squares as building blocks; for some, it was the process of creating a form out of jumbled layers of light levels; for some, it was my personal experience at that moment.
Come September, I will be starting my MSc in Linguistics at the University of Edinburgh in Edinburgh, Scotland. Follow the link (https://www.gofundme.com/franklin-in-edinburgh) to read the full story.
Feel free to inquire at any of our locations about connecting with Franklin and purchasing/commissioning his art.