Queen of Olives
Mixed Media & Fluid Copper Leaf on Canvas
24 x 48 (without frame)
Queen of Olives originally arose from a pretty simple inspiration: my incredible love of this stony, briny, glorious little
Mediterranean fruit (yes, olives are a type of fruit). In drawing on this gastronomical passion, I created a goddess-like
figure similar to those found in the very ancient world, where it was believed in certain regions that numerous gods
and goddesses "ruled" over even the simplest things (including, say, the olive tree). The giant copper tree emblazoned on
our Queen's gown touches on the theme of the Tree of Life, which can be found in the myths and religions of many world cultures.