Portfolio > A Month of Breakfast - August 2012

A Month of Breakfast - August 1
Acrylic and Collage on Panel
16"x16"
2012
A Month of Breakfast - August 2
Acrylic and Collage on Panel
16"x16"
2012
A Month of Breakfast - August 3
Acrylic and Collage on Panel
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2012
A Month of Breakfast - August 4
Acrylic and Collage on Panel
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2012
A Month of Breakfast - August 5
Acrylic and Collage on Panel
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2012
A Month of Breakfast - August 6
Acrylic and Collage on Panel
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2012
A Month of Breakfast - August 8
Acrylic and Collage on Panel
16"x16"
2012
A Month of Breakfast - August 9
Acrylic and Collage on Panel
16"x16"
2012
A Month of Breakfast - August 10
Acrylic and Collage on Panel
16"x16"
2012
A Month of Breakfast - August 11
Acrylic and Collage on Panel
16"x16"
2012
A Month of Breakfast - August 12
Acrylic and Collage on Panel
16"x16"
2012
A Month of Breakfast - August 13
Acrylic and Collage on Panel
16"x16"
2012
A Month of Breakfast - August 14
Acrylic and Collage on Panel
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2012
A Month of Breakfast - August 15
Acrylic and Collage on Panel
16"x16"
2012
A Month of Breakfast - August 18
Acrylic and Collage on Panel
16"x16"
2012
A Month of Breakfast - August 17
Acrylic and Collage on Panel
16"x16"
2012
A Month of Breakfast - August 19
Acrylic and Collage on Panel
16"x16"
2012
A Month of Breakfast - August 20
Acrylic and Collage on Panel
16"x16"
2012
A Month of Breakfast - August 21
Acrylic and Collage on Panel
16"x16"
2012
A Month of Breakfast - August 22
Acrylic and Collage on Panel
16"x16"
2012
A Month of Breakfast - August 23
Acrylic and Collage on Panel
16"x16"
2012
A Month of Breakfast - August 25
Acrylic and Collage on Panel
16"x16"
2012
A Month of Breakfast - August 26
Acrylic and Collage on Panel
16"x16"
2012
A Month of Breakfast - August 27
Acrylic and Collage on Panel
16"x16"
2012
A Month of Breakfast - August 28
Acrylic and Collage on Panel
16"x16"
2012
A Month of Breakfast - August 24
Acrylic and Collage on Panel
16"x16"
2012
A Month of Breakfast - August 29
Acrylic and Collage on Panel
16"x16"
2012
A Month of Breakfast - August 30
Acrylic and Collage on Panel
16"x16"
2012
A Month of Breakfast - August 16
Acrylic and Collage on Panel
16"x16"
2012
A Month of Breakfast - August 31
Acrylic and Collage on Panel
16"x16"
2012

In the series, A Month of Breakfast - August 2012, I systematically documented my breakfast everyday for a month. With the resulting documentation I combine acrylic painting and collage elements to create a jumbo-sized 'calender page' of breakfast. Each day's collage element is a varying system of information dealing either with food, place or the presence of time. I have used found materials taken from American life, spanning from the 1930s to today. The range of ephemera alludes to the idea that routines, like breakfast, continue for generations.

The act of painting, in this systematic way, is as much about routine as breakfast itself. By painting essentially the same thing everyday for months the act becomes habit. Sitting down to paint breakfast is as routine as sitting down to eat breakfast.