|Title: “CHARLIE’S GREEN”
Size: 19.25” W x 13.375” H (unframed) Available
Over 100 years ago, the choice of tomatoes was absolutely dazzling. But with corporate farms and the need to produce more food cheaply and consistently, many varieties of tomatoes were lost or only survived on small farms. Today because of the efforts of many small, organic farmers, lost varieties are being nurtured and there may be over 600 available choices. One of my favorites is the juicy, Charlie’s Green. No one seems to know who Charlie is today, but his tomato is still succulent and thriving.
Acrylic and luminescent paints on heavy French watercolor paper, bathed in archival UV-resistant polymers, bordered with insets of images of early 1800s Chinese “thunder and cloud” embroidery on canvas, adorned at each corner with a 14th – 16th century rare Chinese cash coin, affixed with melted religious wax collected from holy temples and monasteries, with outside border panels of painted, gilded and acid-washed canvas, all mounted onto archival museum board.