Sunday, August 9, 2009


This photo could be seen as a companion to the previous week's image. While the other picture was anchored by a grid of squares, this one is all about circles and ovals. The stripes of the watermelons lead my eye this way and that. The smooth bright flesh of the cut melon is the focal point, drawing me out of the striped chaos. I love the yellow and orange baskets, perfect circles contrasting with the oval melons. The open weave of the baskets' plastic sides form a rhythmic pattern of tiny squares. This is a modern day still life, to me as luscious and captivating as a Dutch painting. It's all there every weekend, waiting at the farmers market.