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How to Make a Salad I

20.3cm (W) x 25.4cm (H)
Acrylic paint and fabric collage on canvas

$ 660.00


Salad Days
All Bell Peppers start as green Peppers. The longer they stay on the vine, the colour will gradually turn from green, yellow, orange to red.

Following the tradition of Still Life, which gained prominence during the sixteenth century, I have constructed a contemporary twist on the timeless tradition by painting the still life of the modern-day, symbolising foods that are exceptionally nutritious and beneficial In today’s world.

As I was chopping away in my kitchen, I thought of highlighting the role of nutrition in our daily life through a whimsical approach to painting.

The vegetables depicted are ordinary, familiar and part of kitchen ‘rituals’ in my daily life. The red pepper also has a superstar reputation in my kitchen. Technically, fruit, red peppers are excellent sources of vitamin A and C.

The inclusion of fabric collage simultaneously activated the pictorial space. It has created a contrast of different elements that have captivated my interest.

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