"Operation" (2007) by American Contemporary artist Michael Fitts is one of the largest and most detailed works in the ongoing, and renowned series of photo-realist oil paintings on archivally treated, reclaimed sheet metal "canvas". There is an unexpectedness and delight in viewing this representation of the game "Operation" That was popular with nearly every child. Fitts paints the game here in a manner that is intentionally filled with nostalgia and Neo-Pop kitsch. He elevates the importance of this whimsical everyday object to the status of a revered icon, by painting the game-board in super-bright colors, placing it at the center of the canvas, and with a deep shadow, as if it hovers just above the surface of the metal.