Clay Huffman nicknamed this work “Whitlow’s,” after the Arlington, Virginia, diner (which still operates today), when it announced that it would be closing to reopen in a new location. Huffman drew his inspirations on “those places we pass each day and take little notice of”. Prior to beginning any silkscreen project, Huffman would make several trips to the location to capture the essence and mood of the place from various perspectives and times of day, developing a personal relationship with the site; it is this subjective insight that Huffman so successfully translated and conveyed through his work.
Huffman’s background as an architecture student is clear in this realist work.
With the heavy inking, glossiness, and luminosity of the silkscreen technique pioneered by mid-Century New York artist Clayton Pond.