“I have been working on a series of images featuring large-scale slices of fruit. When I began these paintings, I was interested in what the inside of the fruits revealed. The seeds and veins, and the translucent flesh and color changes, were intriguing. The more I focused on them, the more fascinating they became.
I soon began to see the works as a metaphorical suggestion of the transitory nature of life. The fruits encapsulate a fleeting moment in time and glorify the unique characteristics of the subject. In comparison to my earlier, more conventional still lifes, the new paintings transcend a technical mastery to elicit more meaningful associations. This gives the paintings a deeper, more engaging resonance.” Dennis Wojtkiewicz