This is an original, one-of-a-kind painting of the inside of a fig I picked in the Italian countryside. It is a water color painting on professional-grade watercolor paper and measures approximately 3.75″ wide by 4.75″ long. I signed it on the back. Depending on your computer, colors may vary slightly from photographs. Shipping is free to the United States.
About the Artwork:
My oil paintings turn familiar kitchen scenes into in an arbitrary space where glistening, close-cropped fruit pulp becomes its own vibrant world. Hyper-magnifying the inside of ripe fruit in oil paint pays homage to traditional still life painting while distorting the genre. Varying the scale of my paintings and the species of fruit further heightens the enigma, blurring the boundaries between abstraction and representation, the microcosmic and macrocosmic, attraction and repulsion, and whimsy and the scientific. The imagery is readily identified as organic but from there it can take over the imagination.
The fig is an ancient fruit that has been an important and overwhelmingly positive symbol for the cultures that propagated it for thousands of years. Figs and their seeds symbolize abundance, maturation, knowledge, unity, and truth.
This painting was created during my 5 month stay at the MIRA: International Artist Residency in Italy. It depicts the inside of a delicious fig that I picked while biking through the countryside in Apulia.
Fig Fragments Exhibition History:
MIRA Art Residency Collettiva d’Arte, La Galleria Scaramuzza Arte Contemporanae, Lecce, Italy.
About the Artist:
My artwork is internationally collected and has been featured in exhibitions in the United States, Italy, and Portugal since 2006. I am currently represented by gallery43 in Roswell, Georgia, and Colorida Gallery in Lisbon, Portugal.