Art is recuperation from time. I lie back convalescing upon the prospect of a harvest already at hand. - R. S. Thomas
The summer of 2006 was a hot, dry one - my first in Oklahoma. While I was busy napping and otherwise taking respite from the heat, our vegetable garden was busy producing its bounty. That year we had green chiles, Thai chilies, zucchini, lots of tomatoes, a watermelon or two, and one giant sweet potato (pictured at top). My mother and I thought those sweet potato vines were just ornamental - we didn't realize they were attached to such a prodigious root.
Other Bountiful Harvests (and Summer Heat) in Art
Corneille, 1971. Click image to view source.
Kateryna Bilokur, 1946. Click image to view source.
Ronnie Landfield, 1981. Click image to view source.
Vincent Van Gogh, 1888. Click image to view source.
Paul Gauguin, 1888. Click image to view source.
George Saru, 1988. Click image to view source.
Natalia Goncharova, 1911. Click image to view source.
See Harvest in Person
UPDATE: For Real has been reviewed by Jenny Block for The Huffington Post! Read the full review here: "A Hyperrealism That Questions Reality With James Zamora and Sarah Atlee at RO2 Art"