Forbidden Fruit Series: dark perfume, 2014


8-colour lithograph

20.47 x 12.60 x 0.10 in

52.0 x 32.0 x 0.2 cm

Edition of 10

This work is signed and numbered on the front by the artist. Keystone Editions and printer chops are embossed in the lower corners. A Certificate of Authenticity signed by the artist and printer is included.

PRICE: $450

    About The Work

    'Dark perfume' was inspired by Tom Robbins' novel 'Jitterbug Perfume', in which the red beet plays a central role to the story. The beet appears and reappears as a mysterious and intriguing element, the significance of which is known to the reader but not to many of the book's characters.

    The images from the continuously expanding series “Forbidden Fruit” not only celebrate the beautiful shapes and colours of nature’s bounty; in addition, according to myths and legends from various cultures, many fruits are associated with special powers. Some promise to reveal forbidden knowledge, others give strength or excite the senses. 
    By consuming six pomegranate seeds, Persephone became bound to the Hades, the Greek God of the Underworld; in India talismans are made with limes and chilis to ward off the evil eye; the Aztecs believed that avocados intensified male potency. In my images I explore the secret lives of fruit and transform their underlying essence in a feast of colour, shape and texture.

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    About Sarah Dudley

    • Printed and published by Keystone Editions. Printed in an edition of 10 plus 1 Artist's Proof. Mint condition.

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