Ties by Richard Stultz
© 2012 Richard Stultz

    • Title: Ties
    • Artist: Richard Stultz
    • From: Palo Alto, CA USA

    • e-mail: rs@richardstultz.com
    • Website: www.RichardStultz.com

    Artist Statement

    "This photograph is part of a series called "Choices" which chronicles consumerism as presented in retail displays of various goods. When we shop, we are presented with aisles of thousands of different products. There are shelves with an endless variety of similar items, often just a variation on the ones next to them. Other shelves display large quantities of identical products. We may find 50 types of beer, hundreds of jars of bleach, or graphic displays of soap. There are cans of dog food with descriptions that sound as appetizing as anything we might cook for ourselves. There are so many shades of hair coloring that we can’t distinguish between many of them. Beyond the astounding quantity and selection, retail displays are often visually interesting with striking design elements, color, and repetitive patterns. But as we shop and try to find the perfect product, we often don’t see the beauty of these choices."