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Collage: Charcoal, Acrylic, Photo on Paper.
Pineapples have long been the symbol of hospitality, and giving or receiving of hospitality feels golden to me. This work is my expression of that joyous feeling. What also drew me to the pineapple's form are the underlying mathematical principles that make it so beautiful. Pineapples are rich in examples of the relationship between the Fibonacci Series and nature--a deep perfection within their design. I started making three-dimensional sculptural paintings of pineapples in 2006 with the intention of bringing some of the underlying mathematical principles to the forefront of the pineapples' appearance. I didn't want to just mimic a true pineapple; I wanted make it even more amazing--to be shockingly beautiful.
After ten years of making three-dimensional pineapples, I decided to convert this slightly abstracted pineapple design to works on paper. "Hospitality is Golden" is an embodiment of my goals to make the pineapple even more fantastic combined with words filled with my feelings of hospitable joy. Let this work fill your environment with a sense fantastic hospitality.