Other associations come to mind. One is that Socrates would not like this painting at all. Socrates would drive painters out of his Republic as lacking in virtue, a position that I found painful when I first encountered it and still do—a little.
Socrates—Now let me ask you another question: Which is the art of painting designed to be—an imitation of things as they are, or as they appear—of appearance or of reality?
Socrates—Then the imitator, I said, is a long way off the truth, and can do all things because he lightly touches on a small part of them, and that part an image…and, if he is a good artist, he may deceive children or simple persons when he shows them his picture…
--Plato, Book X, The Republic, translated by Benjamin Jowett
The barstool on the left is kind of all there except for the pole sticking out of it, but the one on the right is really all over the place. And yet I look at it and remember many pleasurable wasted hours idling in this and that bar—and also the Christmas Eve scene from The Apartment on YouTube.
Sharon’s work is playful and experimental especially in the areas of color and composition as can also be seen in her sketchbooks.