Nighthawks


2d: Edward Hopper | 3d: Tezcatlipoca Bisiani

The counter in Hopper's iconic American painting is mysterious. Triangle or lopsided square? Where, exactly, do the coffee urns go? In at least one other rendition (a stage set for a play) the placement is completely different than mine, and yet it “works.”

A lot could be made of building a painting out of prims, but really the question of the counter shape, a topic which came up in a casual conversation with a friend, drove the project. After I began, it became a personal challenge to try and make the space as evocative and immersive as possible. I don't think I've come close to the skill of Hoppers paint, but I hope I've captured a bit of the feeling.

 

Cite: Primtings Museum. "Nighthawks". Accessed online September 23, 2017 04:26:14 +00:00UTC. <http://primtings.com/db/go/3>
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