Reverse Fruit

Reverse Fruit was developed with the support of Chunky Move and the Tanja Liedtke Foundation through the Solitude 1 home based residency, during the 2020 Coronavirus lockdowns in Melbourne.

An analogue rendering of the poor image

Dogged refusal of digital predominance over traditional craft

A plan to reconsider fruit

De-centring the humanity from the work I was engaged in 12 months ago: Geoffrey’s Corps parts 4-5 and 5-5: Violet Spurlock

Proof that there’s nothing on God’s green earth that can’t be taxidermed


IMAGES:

Layouts

Still Lives

Still life with active cat
Peeled still life with active cat
Peel still life with active cat
Reversed still life with active cat
Reversed still life with active cat (prepped canvass)

Still life with sleeping and active cats
Peeled still life with sleeping and active cats
Peel still life with sleeping and active cats
Reversed still life with sleeping and active cats
Reversed still life with sleeping and active cats (prepped canvass)


Reversed fruit is available for purchase and commissions

Limited edition run of prints of the above images also available
Single fruit portraits: $150 A4 / $200 A3
Still lives: $250 A4 / $300 A3


Continuing the thought:

On JBS Chardin and the imputation of life force into still life canvasses

Koshka, my fake Russian Blue cat who was actually an English Grey, who died the day the actual (pictured) fake cats arrived

And to her insistence on compressing her head into my open palm

The body language expert’s assertion that ‘any repetitive action is self soothing’, explaining why I wasn’t bored after the hundreds of stitches that produced the reversed fruit.

Labouring over things not for their own sake, but because you’re waiting for things to line up with other things, but you need to create your own line if you want it to align with another.

Cat in Chardin’s The Ray, a taxidermed cat signifying vitality. The obviously dead ray with clown-like grin signifying artifice. The hundreds of hours and thousands of strokes that sought to suspend vitality in the paint surface- a losing game that nonetheless produces something.

The different categories of living that are experienced by mammals, fruit, flowers and yeast

Honouring the inherent uniqueness of each organism by examining it, attending to it and, yes, defiling it.

Point when the minds eye gets cross eyed

Unimpressive pun that ties the work to the lockdown: What is the opposite of a still life?

JBS Chardin

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