This is an original, one-of-a-kind painting of the inside of a pomegranate. It is an oil painting on professional-grade deep cradled painting panel and measures 10″ long by 8″ wide and 1 5/8″ deep. I signed it on the back of the canvas and painted the sides of the painting black. The piece is ready to hang but 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.
The pomegranate has served as an important and overwhelmingly positive symbol for the cultures that propagated it for thousands of years. It represents beauty, abundance, and fertility in Jewish and Muslim beliefs, life and regeneration to Christians and Greeks, prosperity in Buddhism, and strength and eternal life to Persians. From ancient cultures to contemporary times, pomegranate art is a popular gift for life events like weddings, housewarmings, and coming of age ceremonies.
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.