Tables and chairs have long been a popular subject within the tradition of still-life painting. These familiar objects allowed Snow to experiment with placing three-dimensional objects into two-dimensional space. Snow’s semi-abstracted painting of a table and chairs is composed of thick, opaque brushstrokes in black and bold red. The surface of the table, represented by the large central block of black paint, merges with the chairs to create a sense of compressed space. Snow’s use of solid black colour reduces the three-dimensionality of the objects, instead calling attention to their outlines.