Food for Thought
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Artist Sara Mills
Columbia, South Carolina
As we grow older, we often lose appreciation for the simple aspects of life, as our focus is redirected towards the future and preparation for tomorrow. Through my work, I hope to spark a renewed appreciation for the simple things in life that are often overlooked or forgotten about, as time passes by.
In this painting, the tomatoes are given an aesthetically pleasing quality beyond their typical association as a fundamental food item. The complementary reds and greens that dominate the canvas draw attention to the leaves in the center, as they flip and twist outward, catching the light. This touch of attitude gives the tomatoes a sense of personality, which diverts the viewer’s thoughts away from its fundamental uses and more towards an aesthetic appreciation.