Biological Matter (Paintings)

This series of pictures are done more in the spirit of scientific investigation than in the spirit of artistic expression. As in scientific study, the subject matter—fruits here—are presented in their characteristic views (front, top and section) that best illustrate surface features and anatomical structures. Any suggestion of pictorial composition and space is eschewed, and the background of the images is muted to a uniform white or black. The medium is chosen to match the subject matter: Oil paint with its plasticity expresses biological matter which is palpable. The richness of oil colors captures not just the freshness of the depicted object but also its necessary degeneration as it passes from a living state to a non-living state.