Strange Harvest by Andrew Thornton

Strange Harvest

Each Piece is approximately 5” x 7” 

Original Mixed Media Paintings on Collage by Andrew Thornton.

From Andrew: 

The more I mature as an artist, I can see how certain images from your childhood can make a reappearance later on. I have very fond memories of my grandmother’s kitchen in Piggott, Arkansas. The walls were yellow and lining the tops were a set of chalkware anthropomorphic fruit and vegetable plaques. Decades later, I can still see the charming faces smiling down on me. I believe one of my aunts hand painted the chalkware. I don’t really know what happened to them after my grandparents passed, but they will live on in me always and have inspired my most recent collection of small-scale, affordable artwork. 

To make these pieces, I built up layers of collage and then hand paint each of the fruits. I also enhance the backgrounds using paint and black tea.