Shopping Days

Elden Jackson's avatar Elden Jackson

Shopping Days by Elden Jackson is a tribute to all of the hardworking mothers in this world. The painted canvases depict scenes of dedicated Michigan mothers taking care of one simple-but-necessary task – shopping for groceries. The scene featuring the Caucasian mother is Elden's eldest granddaughter and great grandchildren at Carl's Supermarket in Elden's hometown of Lake Odessa, Michigan. The Chinese-American mother is the owner of Chee Peng Chinese Restaurant – a local favorite in Lake Odessa. The African American mother is shown shopping at Meijer, another Michigan standby. The final panel features a message from the artist and is a tribute to his own hardworking mother of 10. The four oil paintings are topped with a slab of stained wood, forming a coffee table. Together, the canvases tell the story of mothers who keep the world turning, and they celebrate the hard work and dedication of mothers everywhere.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 3-D
  • Depth: 30 inches
  • Medium: Oil, Canvas & Wood
  • Width: 36 inches
  • Year created: 2016
  • Height: 30 inches