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The blend of colors on the quinces, and the rest of the drawing for that matter, make the mouth water. The juicy quinces are a playful blend of greens like citron, French lime and yellows- the bird on the porcelain vase looks as though he is swooping in to devour the sliced half of quince. We instantly thought about the shape of a woman�s hips the moment I looked at the fruit. The maternal quality of women and the strong soft shapes of their bodies. The detailing is impeccable and the shadows add depth to the painting in more ways than one. We can feel a deep and profound correlation between two things, e.g., the sweet quince fruit and its poisonous seeds. Amazingly, the juicy yellows, greens and blues mingle perfectly with the satiny red Chinese painting. There is a reassuring divinity in the backdrop that promises to fill us with the seeds accomplishment. My mind races when I visually consume this work. This oil painting has a very perplexing quality about it.
April 20th, 2008
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