Twenty-first Century Man


Twenty-first Century Man, oil on linen, 16 by 12 inches unframed, 20 by 16 inches framed.

Several years ago I saw a man using a magnifying glass to read his text messages.  The paradox of the situation stayed, and eventually I asked my friend Harvey to pose for the scene.  Harvey is computer-literate, so having him as the focus adds to the contradiction.  Someone who is clever enough to use a magnifying glass to read their text messages, but not tech-savvy enough to know that you can adjust the size of the text on the screen.

Offered as an original oil, nicely framed.  Prints available on request.