Mark Copies..., 2009
Oil Painting ordered over the Internet, 40" x 30"
"Mark Copies J.F. Kensett’s Lily Pond, Newport, Rhode Island, and Paints in the View from His Studio Window" is a an oil painting ordered over the internet from the Wushipu "Chinese Painting Village" in Xiamen, China.
These "Chinese Painting Villages" are reported to produce over 60% of the world's oil paintings, a majority of which are copies of famous paintings.
"Mark Copies J.F. Kensett’s Lily Pond, Newport, Rhode Island, and Paints in the View from His Studio Window" begins with a landscape painting by J.F. Kensett of the Rhode Island, where I was working at the time. The artist in China was asked to copy the painting and add in the view from her/his window in Xiamen.