“*Red Delicious is part of the Portfolio Collection*…Acrylic on Canvas…see others from the series below..
“_Consider the fate of America’s favorite apple. It emerged from an Iowa orchard in 1880 as a round, blushed yellow fruit of surpassing sweetness.
But like a figure in a TV makeover show, it was an apple that its handlers could not leave alone. They altered its shape. They made it firmer and more juicy. They made it so it could be stored in hermetically sealed warehouses for 12 months. Along the way, they changed its color and hence its name — to Red Delicious_.” A. Higgins
This exotic poem, with it’s imagery of apple tea, and harems of delight, personifies the abstract vision of the painting…the Delicious Apple encased in Ochre…Janis
Sipping apple tea and sucking sweetened fingers,
standing by the stall and making my selection;
spices colour-collaged like love, cloves and ginger,
barrelfuls of nutmeg, carpets of peppercorn
elma çay and lokum.
Pink mouthfuls, succulent and stacked like building bricks,
construct sweet marbled, sandstoned walls and terrasses cross the bazaar.
The bright gilt teapot, as intric ate, bizarre,
Byzantine as silk and attar, as elma çay and lokum.
is tipped again. I sip.
Pink, green, yellow, ochre blocks of nut and syrup,
packed in boxes and tied with minaret-thin ribbon,
and served with sugared cups of apple tea –
squishy harems of delight:
elma çay and lokum. Geraint Jennings