“Since the early ’70’s, I had the practice of getting up close to my still-life’s–my eyes were usually within one foot of the objects on the table. Furthermore, as I scanned a still-life, I imagined myself to be very small and traveling among the–now as big as a house–objects. The still-life, then, became a fascinating spatial experience. To help the viewer to experience these ‘places’ as I did, I painted them–in oil–ten times life size.
The iconography of flowers, and of fruit, painted large, with robust, bulging forms, speaks of fecundity, ripeness, vitality.