Project Description

Antiguan Pineapples

The pineapple is one of the seven symbols of Antigua as well as being a symbol of welcome (often seen on gateposts). Antigua has its own sub-species of pineapple, called the Antiguan Black. The original of this nomenclature is unclear, as it it is not black in color. It is the sweetest pineapple I have ever eaten and is cultivated in a plantation near the village of Old Road, Antigua.  One of the good reasons for painting pineapples is that you can eat them afterwards! The way in which a pineapple is constructed is based on the Fibonacci sequence (like the spirals in shells etc) which I find fascinating both from a scientific and artistic pint of view.

This particular painting, in acrylic on wood, is almost abstract. I was playing with colors and textures and the surface of the wood was ideal for this.
Acrylic on wood
10×20” 25.4×50.8cm