Thing Salad was created in part of a series of three, along with Retro Collage and Wonder Bouquet. Investigating the concept of combining randomly researched objects and spaces to generate an atmosphere that is seemingly familiar and unfamiliar simultaneously. I focused on displaying abstraction by clustering objects together and painting recognizable entities in an unrealistic fashion. In contrast, familiarity is reinforced in the painting by incorporating recognizable textures, colours, and forms on unfamiliar objects.
Thing Salad along with Wonder Bouquet reflects contemporary things as Retro Collage stem from the theme of 1960s.