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||"The Commuter" contrasts two worlds, one of urban grit, the other a bucolic countryside. This painted tapestry is inhabited by whimsical characters all interested in reading about and studying art. The blue plexi-glass rabbit is the art student who makes the trip between city and country to attend classes. The scene steadily becomes more pastoral as the eye moves from left to right. On the left, the boy rat, seen rummaging through the art section of the New York Times, is a familiar hybrid Moss has used in other works. On the far right, a pristine white mouse lounges and picnics while reading Art in America. Both worlds merge retro aesthetics with aspects of contemporary street art to depict popular culture in both environments.
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