ceramic, mirror, bronze
42” w x 74” h
Untitled, Lemons features a female hand holding a tower of lemons, a fruit used throughout the history of art and religion to symbolize purity, fidelity, and protection from evil, as well as bitterness and resentment. In this piece these seemingly opposed attributes are unified by the flow of water, evoking the continuum of ultimate and relative reality- positive and negative, heaven and earth.
The female hand alludes to the divine feminine, beauty, abundance, magic and artifice. Offering the fruit is a nod to both the temptation of Eve and the tricks of a fairy tale witch. Rooted in the earth or emerging from a mirrored surface, the piece also becomes a kind of sundial, marking the passage of time through shadow and reflection.