This is an original, one-of-a-kind painting of the inside of a pomegranate that measures 6" long by 6" wide and 1 5/8″ deep. My sticky sweet oil paintings transform glistening fruit into its own vibrant world. Capturing juicy pulp at the peak of ripeness highlights the beauty and vibrancy of life. The bright, extremely close-cropped imagery is readily identified as organic but from there the imagination can take over. My paintings are intimate, surprising, enigmatic, and bold as hell.
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.