Brittany Powell gives last week’s Rothko cookies a run for their money (if cookies and sandwiches carried pocket money; see: pita pocket change purse) with her recent Sandwich Art series. Powell collaborates with friend Tae Kitakata on their recent joint-effort blog, Low-Commitment Projects, as a means to share with and inspire each other from afar; after studying together at California School of the Arts, Powell and Kitakata returned to their home states of Oregon and Hawaii.
Powell’s nod to Damien Hirst’s spot paintings comes at the perfect time, as the controversial artist’s most recent show, Damien Hirst: The Complete Spot Paintings, finds his work once again inciting a tug of war of public opinion. Such viscerally opposed reactions are nothing new; Hirst is either a hack or a genius (or an ingenius hack) - it just depends on whom, exactly, you choose to ask.
[Sandwich Art inspiration, as pictured above: Piet Mondrian, Damien Hirst, Georgia O’Keeffe, Jackson Pollock]