Pear with Leaf
260mm x 203mm
Fruit glows on black surfaces. This pear, perhaps a little awkward in shape, is arresting because of its fullness and vivid colour. By isolating a subject in space on a black background that is so stark, the viewer is challenged to continue observing the subject because of any lack of distraction. It impels the viewer to hone in on the very essence of the fruit. The stem and leaf are integral to the composition, as they take the eye up and away, and the subject does indeed float in an almost surreal way.