Thursday, April 7, 2011

Small but Mighty

These two small gems, only 8"x8", reflect my ongoing interest in local produce as beautiful subject matter for art.

"Square Tomato, aka Cultivar F-145" was inspired by the hybrid developed by Gordie "Jack" C. Hanna in the hopes of having a tomato that wouldn't roll off conveyor belts so easily as the rounder varieties. This improved handling revolutionized the Yolo County tomato industry.

"Artichoke", an abstract painted in oil on board, reflects forms, textures, and colors I see in the familiar artichoke but also in the plant itself during its seasonal cycle.

They are going into the Friends of the Artery 8"x8"=Small but Great art show which opens tomorrow April 8 and runs through April 19. The Artery is an artists cooperative located at
207 G Street, Davis, CA, 95616. If you are local, pop in for the artists' reception Friday evening during the monthly downtown Art About walk, and enjoy small but mighty pieces of art along with music and nibbles.

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