Meet Brendan O'Connell, Walmart artist -- or at least the mega retailer is his muse. O'Connell has taken to painting the things you can find the big-box store and the people who roam its aisles.
"I was really struck by the art of the everday," O'Connell says. "It's a commentary on this time and that consumerism is what we do on a daily basis. I've also been struck by our fetishistic relationship to brands -- people call me and say do you have a painting of Jif or Life cereal."
To hear more from Brendan O'Connell about his artwork and inspirations, click on the audio player above.
“I think the best compliment I can give is not to say how much your programs have taught me (a ton), but how much Marketplace has motivated me to go out and teach myself.” – Michael in Arlington, VABEFORE YOU GO