Coming in after a day on Holden Beach with my best friend I tossed my beach bag and hat on the rattan chair. I glanced back and immediately saw the still life potential. With camera in hand I photographed the set up just as it was and later that year painted it. The title has two meanings for me: the literal dropping of the hat and the saying that fits so perfectly my experiences at the beach that year.
20.000 x 26.000 inches