Beauty or the beasts?Posted: December 4, 2015
At the grocery store this afternoon everyone was fighting to fill their bags with persimmons because the price was so cheap. I’ve never tried them so I bought a few to eat, but the real motivation was to sketch them first. I got home, unpacked them, set them up on my table and there they were, all orange and shiny and perfect… and totally uninspiring. On the other side of my kitchen was an uneaten pear that had been bumped and bruised in my lunch bag, and a bunch of browning bananas that will inevitably end up in smoothies or some sort of cake. And because decay is more interesting than perfection, I chose to draw the rotting fruit and go directly to eating the persimmons.