This is an original, one-of-a-kind study of the inside of a blood orange. It is an oil painting on professional grade unstretched canvas and measures 12.5″ long by 9.75″ wide. I signed it on the back of the canvas. The piece is not framed. 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.
This painting depicts the inside of a blood orange that grew on a small farm near my old studio in Sarasota, Florida. Oranges have symbolized luck, love, prosperity, and fertility for centuries. In Medieval times, blood oranges were a symbol of status and power.
As you can see in the last photos, my oil paintings look beautiful displayed together!
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.