So many of us take fresh fruit and vegetables for granted, often discarding less than perfect or overripe pieces. Sadly, not everyone is this blessed. Many go hungry each mealtime and desire these less-than-adequate pieces of fruit. In fact, there are people who have never even seen a strawberry!
In this painting I explore how we perceive food, aiming to have the viewer feel the hunger and desires that others feel. I do this by displaying a perfectly ripe and plump raspberry, blackberry and strawberry. You can almost taste them just from sight alone.
Making us think about those less fortunate only does so much good; so 10% of all profits from sales will be going to charity, helping those less fortunate have access to simple luxuries such as healthy and safe-to-consume food.