GAITHERSBURG, Md. – George Lucas is an artist, but we aren’t talking about the sci-fi director most known for the “Star Wars” movies; rather, the painter who lives in Gaithersburg, Maryland.
Lucas creates a painting daily and the one he finished on Jan. 21 is a masterpiece drawn from the collective shopping frenzy along the East Coast, ahead of storm Jonas.
It is done in acrylics, on canvas, and titled “Ready for the Snow.”
In front is a roll of toilet paper, which is flanked by a gallon of milk and loaf of bread; the grocery triumvirate worshipped by millions.
“While unpacking the groceries, this presented itself,” Lucas wrote on Facebook. “So that the milk wouldn’t sit out for 6 hours, I did a pencil layout and then photographed the set-up, working from both to complete this painting.”
Someone asked him why there was just one roll of paper, and he said that even though he may need a 10-pack, it went with the “still life arrangement.”
There are loaves of bread and gallons of milk being auctioned on the internet as we brace ourselves for days of weather-imposed house arrest. Or you could pick up the painting by Lucas for $350.