Flesh of the Papaya

"Flesh of the Papaya" is an oil painting on prepared board. Large papayas like this one remind me of the years I spent in Mexico. They are usually bruised. Heavy. Their skins are thin and delicate- providing little protection for the massive ripe fruit within. This piece has gone through many changes. The last was the inclusion of the water, or river-like area on the right. Papaya as earth form is another title.