Thursday, December 18, 2008

I don't usually make representational pieces, but I've been really into creating these little pear pendants lately. There's just something about pears-- the archetypal fruitness of them. I think it's the shape-- so many fruits are just sort of round, so more difficult to represent abstractly-- pears, on the other hand, are always recognizably pears (even when you've painted them blue). And they're classy in a way that many other fruits are not. Compare pears with, say, bananas. A pear necklace seems reasonably elegant in a way that a banana necklace just would not. (No offense to the banana lovers out there).
These guys are still in process-- they need a couple more layers of finish before they'll be ready to go.

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