The Cleaning Machine drawings are products of the ever changing environment due to COVID-19. With the evolution of social distancing and stay at home orders, TJ found it difficult to appreciate the present moment and avoid the jarring nature of isolation. The Cleaning Machines were created at the rise of the virus and made with the lighthearted intent to send to friends and loved ones, reminding us that we are never alone.
Proceeds from the release will be gifted to the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund.
TJ Rinoski is an artist, designer, and illustrator based in Richmond, VA. A draftsmen at heart, TJ’s work primarily focuses on the limitation of the line. His line work aims to stimulate the onlooker’s visuals and create space for imagination within the scenes. Currently, TJ is working on a series based on fishermen and nautical themes, these images hit close to home as he spent his childhood summers on the coast of Connecticut while his father was in the Coast Guard. The sketches he is currently working on detail memories of his past and methods to show gratitude, hoping to resonate with viewers who have forgotten to be thankful for the present.