a strip of Claremont Avenue dedicated to local independent shops. But actually the composition revolves around abstract lines and shapes: rectangles, triangles, arches and hexagons. For example, the arches in the windows of the Turtle Island Book Shop echo the inverted arch
in the store’s sign. The viewer also knows that the same arches are on either
side of the mailbox. Because the non-arched sides of the mailbox are depicted
in the picture plane, the viewer is called upon to engage in the shape gathering. The store awnings provide further curves, triangles and
rectangles. The primary colors nestle in their places, surrounded by greens
browns and whites. The more one looks, the more one sees that this painting of Star Market and its neighbors is actually an abstraction.