My Darling Clementine

September 22, 2012

By Amy Zurcher      Photography by Chia Chong

Mandarin Orange and Clementine season is upon me and when asked what art inspired me, I naturally chose this mixed media piece by SCAD alumna Beth Loraine Bowman. So reminiscent of my darling clementines (yum!) with its deep texture, full-bodied orange hues, and glossy finish…I can almost smell (and taste) the sweetness now! The fruits are literally dancing tantalizingly at the top of the piece, not what the artist intended for me to see, perhaps, but definitely what mine eye saw. (I’m juicing these days so everything starts to look like raw material for the juicer.) I asked the artist for her inspiration and it turns out it had more to do with trains and other means of transport than food (!?) but after further prodding she admitted to eating tons of clementines while working in the south of France! Aha!

  • Artist: Beth Bowman
  • Title: Untitled (VIII)
  • Medium: Mixed media on panel
  • Size: 30″ x 30″
  • ($1,200) Available at shopSCAD

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