Fruits, vegetables and flowers

My mother once told me that I took after my multi-talented father in that I am able to make art with my hands and imagination. A few days later, while making a salad, she cut open a cucumber and asked me to look at the concise and beautiful arrangement of the seeds. It was the first time I recognized that it was she who taught me to SEE. I realized then how often she had drawn my attention to the shape of a shadow on the side of a barn, the way the sun lit up the tops of trees, the pattern on the sand created by the ebbing tide. The appreciation of the beauty of ordinary things is one of her greatest gifts to me. 

 

Too often we don’t see the wonders that surround us; we don’t take notice of the lush red of a cabbage, the sensuous shape of a garlic bulb, the ripe fecundity of the insides of a squash. In someof these etchings I enlarged the images of these mundane everyday pedestrian foods to compel the viewer to really look at them and to celebrate with me our great good fortune.

apples

apples

Mezzotint 13"x 8 1/2

Syncopated Asparagus

Syncopated Asparagus

Mezzotint 15' x 7'

Sunflower

Sunflower

8'x9.5'

Scallions

Scallions

etching 17.5' x 3'

Onions

Onions

Mezzotint 6'x3'

Onion Triolgy Part one

Onion Triolgy Part one

etching 17' x 11.5'

Onion Trilogy #2 part one

Onion Trilogy #2 part one

etching 17' x 11.5'

Onion Triolgy #2 part two

Onion Triolgy #2 part two

etching 17' x 11.5'

Onion Trilogy #2 Part three

Onion Trilogy #2 Part three

etching 17' x 11.5'

Orange Peel

Orange Peel

mezzotint 8' x 5.5'

Superlative Pepper

Superlative Pepper

etching 24'x 18'

Hubbard's Squash

Hubbard's Squash

Cosmic cauliflower

Cosmic cauliflower

Mezzotint 24' x 18'

Relected Glory

Relected Glory

Mezzotint 17' x 23'

Royal Crown Cabbages

Royal Crown Cabbages

Mezzotint 22'x30'

Great Grapes

Great Grapes

Mezzotint 24' x 18'

Magnificent Mushrooms

Magnificent Mushrooms

Mezzotint 24' x 18'

Green Pepper

Green Pepper

Mezzotint 3' x 5'

Garlic I

Garlic I

Mezzotint 2' x 2'

Mushrooms

Mushrooms

Mezzotint 6'x 5.5'

Radasgis

Radasgis

Eggs

Eggs

Mezzotint 6' x 4'

Egg  Shells

Egg Shells

Mezzotint 14' x 5'

Egg Shell

Egg Shell

mezzotint 7' x 4'

Egg Cup

Egg Cup

mezzotint 4' x 8'

Columbine

Columbine

etching 3' x 5'

Aspiring Asparagus

Aspiring Asparagus

mezzotint 6'x 26'

Artichoke

Artichoke

mezzotint 5.5' x 6'

Tiger Lily

Tiger Lily

etching 3' x 4'

Turnips

Turnips

Mezzotint 6' x 3.5'