Oh my word… I have so many theme songs playing in my head right now. Sitcoms and art? Two of my favorite things brought together in washy watercolor goodness! These pieces are all from the, you guessed it, “Sitcom Series” by American artist Kelly Inouye. Here are her words about this work:
“‘Sitcom Series’ was inspired by the nostalgic relationship I felt toward the television shows I watched as a kid growing up in the 70s and 80s, a bygone era that was not that long ago. The idea came about through conversations with co-workers and friends about why we remembered so many trivial details from these shows, yet frequently forgot more important things like social security numbers or impending deadlines. I started using watercolor in its loosest form to depict these characters in an effort to amplify that sense of odd sentimentality and test the boundaries of just how much information was needed to make a recognition. As time passes and these images become dated, their complexity and cultural significance evolves.”
Yes, yes they do. Sigh. Thank you for being a friend.