The Wicked Tomato

6"x4" oil on gessoed door skin. When tearing this little tomato away from its vine mates, a long strip of vine came off with it. At first I thought it was a flaw, then I realized it was wicked looking (in a good way) with its sharp little thingies around the stem's base and that long trailing stem/vine. By the way, the term "thingy", while not being an official botanical term, is an official art term. Of course this wicked fruit demanded that its dark side be painted, so I backlit it.

Posted June 10, 2008

sold • private collection west hollywood, ca
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