The five and dime

The five and dime

Title: “The five and dime”

 

Maximum size of prints is 12 x 18 in / 30 x 45 cm (approximate cm)

 

The “five and dime” store or 10-cent store, among other names, which came into being in the early 20th century sold items that were mass produced, made by corporations. (Mass production being represented in the photograph by the repeated coins, and with the ‘gear’ appearance of the ridges on the dime.) Corporations took over local mom&pop stores, the small stores which were often family owned. Eventually Corporations took over America. Corporations own America. The red, white and blue on the coins symbolize the ownership of America by the corporations.

 

Artist: Rick Gillihan

  • ARTWORK INFO

    Title: “The five and dime”

    Maximum size of prints is 12 x 18 in / 30 x 45 cm (approximate cm)

  • ARTIST INFO

    Rick Gillihan

     

     Drawing, painting and sculpture was my first interests in art. The last couple of years in photography I’ve been shooting abstracts of nature. I enjoy creating an image that gains the viewers attention at first sight because of the shapes and colors, and only secondarily is recognized as the realistic subject, as what it is. My first art classes were in college in 1967, where my focus was on painting and sculpture. After my second year of college I left and in my late 20’s I went back to school, majoring in graphic design. The focus of the design department was on lattice systems and lattice deformations, such as found in nature. I also began to teach myself black and white film developing and printing and how to shoot with a 4x5 camera. In 1980 I opened a small photo studio in Kansas City, Missouri doing largely 4x5 product photography and 35mm model composites. About 10 years later I started also doing graphics again but this time using a computer instead of a drawing table. I stopped doing photography in the mid 1990s and didn’t pick up a camera again with any intent until 2014. Since then most of what I shoot is nature, some of it abstract and some of it hopefully accurate representations of nature.

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