Farmers Market 2018, acrylic on canvas, 12” x 14”
In this particular piece, I explored painting as an image-making strategy that sometimes, purposefully modifies reality. I painted the shadows and outline of the tarp in a bright shade of blue. Through placing this unrealistic, hyper blue tarp under the apples, I wanted to complement the bold, red hue, and push the viewer’s eye up to the apples. I used the contrast—both in style and color—of the tarp and apples to juxtapose them on each other.