Size: 25.625” W x 17.625” H (unframed) Available
Over millennia, beets have had an amazing journey. In prehistoric times, our beets of today slowly began to migrate from sea beets to a beet that could survive on land. But ancient people didn’t see this vegetable as edible; they saw it primarily for medicinal use. The Greeks used the leafy green leaves as one of the many offerings to Apollo. And it wasn’t until the 16th century having been planted through much of the Mediterranean and Europe that people began to use the beet as a vegetable for eating. Today, there are many varieties colors and shapes of this tasty vegetable and it has many fans in many recipes. But its usefulness continues to evolve. Today, beet juice is mixed with salt and even used to dissolve ice on our nation’s highways, truly a vegetable that after thousands of years continues to evolve. It is simply…unbeetable (I couldn’t resist!).
Acrylic and luminescent paints on heavy French watercolor paper, bathed in archival UV-resistant polymers with insets of copper leaf, and outside panels of molded and sculpted linen painted then acid-washed, adorned with four 10th – 12th century Chinese cash coins, affixed with melted religious wax collected from holy temples and monasteries, all mounted onto archival museum board.