RIPE. by Richard  Tuvey

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A 3 dimensional abstract artwork.

The materials used are table tennis balls and enamel paint.

I purchased 100 table tennis balls and cut them in half, I then glued them onto a masonite board and painted them with dark cherry coloured enamel.


ripe, refers, fruit


  • navybrat
    navybratover 4 years ago

  • Thank you so very much , a great honour.

    – Richard Tuvey

  • reclusiveartist
    reclusiveartistover 4 years ago

    Congratulations, Richard! Very cool experiment! ;-)

  • Thank you Lisa, I do appreciate your kind words.

    – Richard Tuvey

  • Vicki Ferrari
    Vicki Ferrariover 4 years ago

    Wow, what a clever image Richard!! The amount of work that you have put into this! It must look amazing in real life!! Congratulations on your feature too!! Well deserved! :))

  • Thank you Vicki, I looked at your work and I am very impressed.

    – Richard Tuvey

  • Pamela Phelps
    Pamela Phelpsover 4 years ago

    Great idea and so much creativity behind this!

  • Thank you Pamela very much.

    – Richard Tuvey

  • Catrin Stahl-Szarka
    Catrin Stahl-S...over 4 years ago


  • Thank you Catrin, always nice to hear from you.

    – Richard Tuvey

  • eoconnor
    eoconnorover 4 years ago

    creative idea LIZ

  • Hello Liz , thank you so very much.

    – Richard Tuvey

  • Zefira
    Zefiraover 4 years ago

    very effective. how did you cut them in half?

  • With great difficulty, and a very sharp box knife. Have a wonderful Christmas.

    – Richard Tuvey

    JUSTARTover 4 years ago


  • Thank you so much.

    – Richard Tuvey

  • MarianBendeth
    MarianBendethover 4 years ago

    Congrats on this Richard! What an imagination you have!!!
    I want to bring out some anti-itch meds..looks like dermis erruptis (wink).

    Who else could think of this?

  • Thank you Marian, that is a lovely compliment. Dermis erruptis, I think that’s Latin ‘’for pimples on my bum’’. ( I was going to say apostrophe ) You have a wonderful sense of humour.

    – Richard Tuvey

  • MarianBendeth
    MarianBendethover 4 years ago

    No Richard – just a warped way of looking at the world I guess ;-)))

  • Is there any other way!. LIfe is much too serious to be taken seriously.

    – Richard Tuvey

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