Saturday, July 08, 2017
Art Gallery: "Starbucks Series" Part 2
"Starbucks Series" (2002)
Markers and pens on paper, 8.5" x 11"
Here are the rest of the "Starbucks Series" from 2002. I never did come up with an official name for these sketches or the series. These came about from my time of working at several Starbucks locations in downtown Minneapolis, a job that I always hated and never enjoyed. That frustration probably comes through in some of these pieces, especially with the whiny, pushy customers and surly co-workers. Don't kid yourself, working a coffee shop is tough work.
There are also overall themes of 9/11 and the "War on Terror," which was already morphing into a protracted war against Iraq by the summer of 2002. There are also nods to some movies that I had recently seen, and some little red and blue balls that riff on the Puyo Puyo videogame series.
You just know somebody will be paying millions for these someday.