36" x 23", acrylic and collage on panel
August 2014, available
I eat a lot of fruit. It is typical for me to have 5-7 servings a day. This particular Friday I sat in front of the board eating a brown pear, trying to conjure up a great image, asking the painting what it wanted to express. Which variety of pear it was, I'm unsure. A Google search provided no definite answer.
This time I chose to forego my pear-honey-brie concoction and instead ate the pear in it's naked state. I have a habit to buy one new produce food a week in order to experience something different and was excited to try this pear.
But oh it was so bland. I sat in front of my new piece with the pear wondering
How can this be?! Pear dreams shattered. Layer upon layer began to build over the following weeks as more and more fruit was devoured.
I see a peach made it's debut as well.
Pear-Honey-Brie speaks of trusting and working with one's own body cycle and shape. It's about forging ahead through cranky days and making the best of every situation.
Pear-Honey-Brie is showing at Shade West Gallery at the Renaissance Hotel in downtown Phoenix September-November 2014. Artist Reception is Saturday, September 20, 5-8pm
Lisa's website: www.lisaalbinger.com