Artist Statement: Still life paintings are an important part of art history, spanning from the times of ancient Egypt and existing into today. Some depict natural objects such as fruits and vegetables, while others feature man made objects such as glasses, bowls, books and tables. What many may not know about still lifes is the grand amount of symbolism that hides behind the objects selected – a mango, or other exotic fruit may symbolize travel, or wealth, while an intricately detailed wilted flower may symbolize impending doom. In my series of still life paintings titled “Peek”, I look to the still life for inspiration. “Peek” gets its name from the act of making visual reference to the composition and color of the paintings themselves.
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