Homage to Edward Hopper
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 ‘kinder, gentler’ 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 Hopper’s painting Early Sunday Morning (1930), both in it’s subject matter and it’s mood. I have always felt a strong connection to Hopper’s work.