The Dance Between Sweetness and Pain
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I created the beautiful yellow gradient underlying this image by placing a banana on the scanner. To my delight, it spread is banananess to the very top of the image. I laid the scanned texture of a towel over that. The other elements - tangerine slices, apple, pear and knives - were all scanned and arranged on top.
This piece is about the contrast between the emotions evinced by the sweet and colorful fruit, and the very business-like knives.
Gail Morrison is a printmaker who grew up in Massachusetts, but has lived most of her life in the San Francisco area. She currently lives in Richmond, California, and prints at Kala Art Institute in Berkeley, California, where she is an Artist in Residence. She has a BA degree in architecture. Although she always dreamed of being an artist, she came late to the practice of art, beginning in 2008 with a printmaking class. She found it fascinating and irresistible, ...