The pear has been interpreted immeasurably, in both two and three dimensions. The obvious feminine persona has been tempting artists and their patrons for centuries. I took a fresh approach, providing this elegant piece of fruit with a distinct charm and characteristics more commonly assigned to a figurative piece of sculpture. I scrutinized the form, walking around the studio and looking back from every angle until I felt that I had it just right. I spent days carving, shaping and refining before finalizing the pear’s sweet shape.
Very few admire this piece without a little smile following the first glimpse. Easy to live with, this pear fits comfortably virtually anywhere. It is at home in the garden, nestled into a mass of colorful summer flowers, or taking center stage on the mantelpiece.
Just imagine standing at the kitchen sink with a six-foot-tall pear holding court in your back garden. Now dust the scene with a couple inches of snow or the last rays of the day’s sunlight.
Cast resin with 2-part epoxy paint, 72″ x 50″ x 45″
Cast resin, auto paint, 12” x 8.5” x 7.5”
Cast bronze with patina, 12” x 8.5”x 7.5”
Cast concrete with stain, 20” x 14” x 12”