Size: 36"W x 18"H x 1.5"D
Year Created: 2017
Ready to Hang
The tenant who graduated years ago drags his overpriced college texts in a rubbish bin. He was able to sell back a few at half price, with some effort. He totes a heavy student loan as well. He’s clearing space for a new guest futon he’s been saving up for. His job is unrelated to his degree and opportunities seem sparse. He looks away from the grand summer house with some bitterness. Only occupied a few times a year, the inherited summer house is a constant reminder of waste, misplaced entitlement, and mired dreams. It denies access and blocks the view with tall fencing and planted trees. From the duplex window, it appears that the treasures of the world are the exclusive property of some fool on a hill. A dehydrated tortoise circles the fence around a public pond in the background. From his perspective, success could be just around the corner.
Toby Daniel Jones is based in Saint Augustine, Florida. I grew up exploring the beaches and forests of Florida that inspire my paintings. Love for nature, especially the seashore, are often themes in my art. A good day for me might be spent outside birding or fishing. As a painter, I want to preserve memories from my daily life that can be reflected upon with nostalgia and joy. You can see fresh paintings and news about Toby Jones Art by liking my Facebook page: facebook.com/tobydjonesart