Rob Pruitt

Of the ’60s Pop artists the one I look to is Warhol. He touched on every aspect of modern life—like an editor, dealing with subject matter the way magazines have departments. News, Entertainment, Obituaries, Sports, Nature, Fashion, Food, Human Interest, Comics, Crafts—something for everyone. Like in any magazine sometimes topics were only just touched on, so I've gone back and furthered his investigations.

I love the pop music convention of a new artist covering an old song. Sometimes when my work is reminiscent of Warhol, I think of it as a cover. My water bottles are a cover of his Coke bottles, my glitter paintings of his diamond dust paintings. With any good cover there's a twist that updates it and makes it relevant. Bottled water is the Coke of the new century, a key accessory in the cult of personal fitness. I also think of water in relation to personal and cultural baptism: Society’s

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