More on Apples
June 4, 2010
What is it about apples? Red ones, green ones, the Big Apple, apple pie, the Beatles record company, and oh yes, that little computer company. Apples are a core (!) symbol in American iconography. I’ve been cracking up thinking of all sorts of apple references. Mostly songs titles and lyrics have come to mind, like: God didn’t make little Green Apples (which triggers SO many questions, like, who did?!) You are the Apple of my Eye, One Bad one doesn’t Spoil the Whole bunch, In Apple Blossom Time, Don’t Sit Under the Apple Tree (with anyone else but me), Lemon Tree (ok ok!) Of course, bananas have the Banana Boat song…uh oh! Dey-oh!
I’ve always liked painting them, whole, red, green, a couple of just the core with the rest of it eaten away. And their shapes are little different from variety to variety, they’re pretty wonderful. The ones that narrow down at the bottom are particularly sensual, with their little bumps on their bottoms. Its the colors too, different greens, different reds, and especially the ones that have more than one color or the color is highly textured or variegated. Like any good model, it gives me lots to play around with.