Two Salt & Vinegar
Two Salt & Vinegar

Acrylic, 36x36 inches, 2019

$2,850

I have extensive direct experience of Old Dutch Salt & Vinegar chips, and love the package; it has a fine red/yellow/teal combo & what about those characters? I guess Vinegar looks happy enough...

Golden
Golden

Acrylic, 36x36 inches, 2019

$2,850

I grabbed some random candy bars at the checkout & realised that they all have a similar golden body colour, orange stripes & cartoon bar cut-outs.

Maybe the wrapper design teams on Nestlé, HERSHEY'S and Cadbury UK are watching each other...?

Hello Kitty Desire
Hello Kitty Desire

Acrylic, 24x24 inches, 2019

$1,270

Hello Kitty has to be one of the best-know cartoon characters in the world, with enormous appeal to children. I spotted this pack of branded candy at a local store, and it is a clear illustration of how candy & other junk good is marketed to kids,

White Rabbit
White Rabbit

Acrylic, 36x36 inches, 2019

$2,850

Ask a Chinese-Canadian for their favourite candy, and there is a good chance it'll be White Rabbit. It has been a national icon since the 1940's and for example, was given by Premier Zhou Enlai to Richard Nixon during his famous 1972 visit to China.

In this piece, I wanted to capture different aspects of the classic Art Deco detailing on the waxed-paper wrappers, so chose a close up arrangement in a bowl. In the end, the shading proved to be very complex.

Cool Ranch
Cool Ranch

Acrylic, 24x30 inches, 2019

$1600

Cool Ranch is a flavoured tortilla chip made by US firm Frito Lay & originating in 1986. They've been popular for a long time, and apparently branded as "Cool American" in parts of Europe....

Mackintosh's Toffee
Mackintosh's Toffee

Acrylic, 36x36 inches, 2019

$2,850

Love this Scottish-Canadian combo! Canadians have been indulging in this toffee since 1890. Originally sold as hard slab, it required with breaking up, hence the the famous catchphrase ."Smack Your Mack". The current Nestlé version is a little softer, I still watch my fillings...

Four Caramel Wafers
Four Caramel Wafers

Acrylic, 40x30 inches, 2019

$2,650

This depicts four caramel wafers, made by Scottish snack royalty Tunnock's. Each one is made up of 5 layers of wafer, 4 layers of caramel and coated in chocolate. You would typically have it with your afternoon tea/coffee and I must admit I do have a weakness for them...

No Name All Dressed
No Name All Dressed

Acrylic, 40x30 inches, 2019

$2,650

Far from being "simple", most folks reaction is "WTF kind of chips are these?" This crazy barbecue/ ketchup/ salt & vinegar combo is particular to Canada, and yes, very addictive. Doubling-down on the Canadiana, I had to depict the "No Name" generic Canadian (non) brand variety.

Hickory Sticks
Hickory Sticks

Acrylic, 48x324 inches, 2019

$2,600

These days, you'll find these skinny, simulated hickory-smoke flavour potato chips on the unloved lower shelves of your local corner store. They are the last major product from Hostess, formerly Canada's #1 potato chip brand, now a local Frito-Lay sub-something…

Kimchi Noodle Soup
Kimchi Noodle Soup

Acrylic, 30x30 inches, 2018

$1,980

This depicts Korea's favourite noodle soup (shin ramyun) and what's not to love? Crazy colours, variable boundaries, printed & actual reflections, cartoon characters, multiple languages, and all made in the USA.

Lucky Candy
Lucky Candy

Acrylic, 24x24 inches, 2019

$1,270

Lucky Candy (利是糖) is given away during Lunar New Year to wish people luck & prosperity. Not sure on the history of these, but round here, they are all strawberry-flavoured with red wrappers.

Old Dutch Ketchup
Old Dutch Ketchup

Acrylic, 40x30 inches, 2018

Private Collection, Vancouver

Old Dutch ketchup chips is another one of these everyday Canadian icons, produced by a Manitoba firm since the 50s & one of these flavours that never quite made it down to the States.

Teacake
Teacake

Acrylic, 36x36 inches, 2018

$2,850

This depicts a Tunnock's teacake, a chocolate-covered mallow, wrapped in tinfoil. It is much-loved in Scotland, but the kind of thing I scorned when I actually lived there. Now living in Canada, I have to admit a nostalgic weakness for them.…

Two Cheezies
Two Cheezies

Acrylic, 36x36 inches, 2017

Private Collection, Chicago

Almost everyone I know loves Cheezies, but as a Canadian icon it is slightly under the radar, so I thought it would be a fun subject. I loved the challenge of capturing the intense colours and light reflections of the packet.

Two Salt & Vinegar
Golden
Hello Kitty Desire
White Rabbit
Cool Ranch
Mackintosh's Toffee
Four Caramel Wafers
No Name All Dressed
Hickory Sticks
Kimchi Noodle Soup
Lucky Candy
Old Dutch Ketchup
Teacake
Two Cheezies
Two Salt & Vinegar

Acrylic, 36x36 inches, 2019

$2,850

I have extensive direct experience of Old Dutch Salt & Vinegar chips, and love the package; it has a fine red/yellow/teal combo & what about those characters? I guess Vinegar looks happy enough...

Golden

Acrylic, 36x36 inches, 2019

$2,850

I grabbed some random candy bars at the checkout & realised that they all have a similar golden body colour, orange stripes & cartoon bar cut-outs.

Maybe the wrapper design teams on Nestlé, HERSHEY'S and Cadbury UK are watching each other...?

Hello Kitty Desire

Acrylic, 24x24 inches, 2019

$1,270

Hello Kitty has to be one of the best-know cartoon characters in the world, with enormous appeal to children. I spotted this pack of branded candy at a local store, and it is a clear illustration of how candy & other junk good is marketed to kids,

White Rabbit

Acrylic, 36x36 inches, 2019

$2,850

Ask a Chinese-Canadian for their favourite candy, and there is a good chance it'll be White Rabbit. It has been a national icon since the 1940's and for example, was given by Premier Zhou Enlai to Richard Nixon during his famous 1972 visit to China.

In this piece, I wanted to capture different aspects of the classic Art Deco detailing on the waxed-paper wrappers, so chose a close up arrangement in a bowl. In the end, the shading proved to be very complex.

Cool Ranch

Acrylic, 24x30 inches, 2019

$1600

Cool Ranch is a flavoured tortilla chip made by US firm Frito Lay & originating in 1986. They've been popular for a long time, and apparently branded as "Cool American" in parts of Europe....

Mackintosh's Toffee

Acrylic, 36x36 inches, 2019

$2,850

Love this Scottish-Canadian combo! Canadians have been indulging in this toffee since 1890. Originally sold as hard slab, it required with breaking up, hence the the famous catchphrase ."Smack Your Mack". The current Nestlé version is a little softer, I still watch my fillings...

Four Caramel Wafers

Acrylic, 40x30 inches, 2019

$2,650

This depicts four caramel wafers, made by Scottish snack royalty Tunnock's. Each one is made up of 5 layers of wafer, 4 layers of caramel and coated in chocolate. You would typically have it with your afternoon tea/coffee and I must admit I do have a weakness for them...

No Name All Dressed

Acrylic, 40x30 inches, 2019

$2,650

Far from being "simple", most folks reaction is "WTF kind of chips are these?" This crazy barbecue/ ketchup/ salt & vinegar combo is particular to Canada, and yes, very addictive. Doubling-down on the Canadiana, I had to depict the "No Name" generic Canadian (non) brand variety.

Hickory Sticks

Acrylic, 48x324 inches, 2019

$2,600

These days, you'll find these skinny, simulated hickory-smoke flavour potato chips on the unloved lower shelves of your local corner store. They are the last major product from Hostess, formerly Canada's #1 potato chip brand, now a local Frito-Lay sub-something…

Kimchi Noodle Soup

Acrylic, 30x30 inches, 2018

$1,980

This depicts Korea's favourite noodle soup (shin ramyun) and what's not to love? Crazy colours, variable boundaries, printed & actual reflections, cartoon characters, multiple languages, and all made in the USA.

Lucky Candy

Acrylic, 24x24 inches, 2019

$1,270

Lucky Candy (利是糖) is given away during Lunar New Year to wish people luck & prosperity. Not sure on the history of these, but round here, they are all strawberry-flavoured with red wrappers.

Old Dutch Ketchup

Acrylic, 40x30 inches, 2018

Private Collection, Vancouver

Old Dutch ketchup chips is another one of these everyday Canadian icons, produced by a Manitoba firm since the 50s & one of these flavours that never quite made it down to the States.

Teacake

Acrylic, 36x36 inches, 2018

$2,850

This depicts a Tunnock's teacake, a chocolate-covered mallow, wrapped in tinfoil. It is much-loved in Scotland, but the kind of thing I scorned when I actually lived there. Now living in Canada, I have to admit a nostalgic weakness for them.…

Two Cheezies

Acrylic, 36x36 inches, 2017

Private Collection, Chicago

Almost everyone I know loves Cheezies, but as a Canadian icon it is slightly under the radar, so I thought it would be a fun subject. I loved the challenge of capturing the intense colours and light reflections of the packet.

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