An Apple a Day...

Photographic Prints

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$8.25
Jaelah

Austin, United States

Sizing Information

Small 8.0" x 12.0"
Medium 11.9" x 18.0"
Large 15.9" x 24.0"
X large 19.9" x 30.0"

Features

  • Superior quality silver halide prints
  • Archival quality Kodak Endura paper
  • Lustre: Professional photo paper with a fine grain pebble texture
  • Metallic: Glossy finish and metallic appearance to create images with exceptional visual interest and depth

Artist's Description

24 × 36″
oil, gesso, pencil, acrylic, and charcoal on stretched canvas
2012

Queer Fruit is the current body of work I’m creating that explores queer identity, queer bodies, and sexual power dynamics.

The series began when I pulled out 3 old canvases that had been stored underneath my bed, forgotten still life paintings of vases, boxes, fruits, and draped fabrics that I had tediously yet unenthusiastically completed for my college coursework. I needed new blank canvases to work on so figured the time had come to let go of the past, prime the canvases white, and recycle the old to inhabit the new. While I was whiting out the canvases, though, there were a few select fruits that were so beautiful and intriguing I couldn’t bare to white them out. So I whited out everything except these splendid fruits. I was left with 3 white canvases, 2 of them with a single apple floating in space, and the third with an apple and a pear hovering close. I let them sit in my studio for days where I could stare at them and finally one day I picked up a pencil and drew a single nude human figure interacting with the fruit in each image.

Now that I’m expanding the series I have used models to explore positions with fruit and to use as an anatomical reference, but do not treat the model as a portrait subject and am letting the faces of the figures in my paintings morph into someone else.

Artwork Comments

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