Sunday, February 3, 2013

Apple Ancestry

"Apple Ancestry" 6x6" oil on gessobord
"Every man is a quotation from all his ancestors."
 — Ralph Waldo Emerson

The apple doesn't fall far from the tree. In this still life I incorporated one of my favorite trays, displaying a painting of a bowl of green apples, as a back drop. The bright red honey crisps featured in the forefront are the stars of this generation.  

Linking present to the past, spoon points back in time to ancestors who went before, their lives pared down, steamed and baked, no doubt buried inside a savory flaky crust. But alas, this same fate will not befall these juicy scarlets for they will be reveled raw, one by one and bite by bite, to delight my waiting palate

I LOVE apples any size shape or form. It's a good thing I wasn't the ancestor forbidden to eat from the tree in the middle of the garden. Whew! that would have been a tough line to bob. 

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