Notes from the Artist:
I designed HOPP'S LUNCHEONETTE shortly after I finished building PeepWorld.
After working on the Times Squaresque environment for a year and a half, I was looking for a Ďkinder, gentlerí subject matter to involve myself with. I decided I wanted something that reminded me of growing up on the streets of Brooklyn, in a much different era.
After I got the rough design made, I realized how much it reminded me of Edward Hopperís painting Early Sunday Morning (1930), both in itís subject matter and itís mood. I have always felt a strong connection to Hopperís work.