The artist’s great-grandfather, Edwin Francis Pond, was a cabinet maker. The artist owns a number of the pieces of furniture that he made including the antique dresser that this hand-carved mirror sits on top of.
This suite is a continuation of the artist’s fascination with everyday objects found in his studio environment. He moved his studio from Broome Street to Greene Street in the center of the SoHo section of Manhattan in 1969. This suite focuses on scenes and objects in his Greene Street studio. The artist uses color and his sense of humor to make ordinary objects into images that are iconic– so that an ordinary roll of bathroom tissue, a toilet seat, and a toaster oven become something much more than they are in real life.