“Golden Series: Bosc Pear, Concord Grapes, Idiazabal Etxegarai (Spanish Cheese), Knife, and Italian Plums” (2017)
by Abbey Ryan (1979-)
5 x 6 in, Oil on Linen on Panel
And remember… this is about the size of a postcard!
The grapes lounge, relaxed and unworried, safely protected by the pear standing as a guard, at stiff attention. Meanwhile, the plums gossip and conspire behind the back of the cheese, assiduously avoiding revealing their purple secrets to the blueberries that are skittering about. The block of cheese sits solidly and appears indifferent, yet its nonchalance is a ruse as it keeps the knife under its firm control.