Saturday, November 14, 2009

Romeo and Juliet


Oil on Belgian linen on panel, 6x6--Purchase for $100
Here's a new take on Shakespeare's timeless tragedy, Romeo and Juliet: Romeo (yellow apple) loves Juliet (red apple) and vice versa. They've been separated by forces beyond their control (invisible hands and a blue bowl represent their respective families); yet, the star-crossed lovers still meet secretly. (The balcony scene is represented by this painting--Notice how Juliet is "higher" than Romeo due to perspective. The bowl is the balcony) They profess their love for eachother. We know that there will be an untimely demise--Romeo will be eaten; Juliet will be turned into a tasty pie (then eaten). Their cores will finally meet again in the cold mausoleum (trash can or compost pile--you decide) where they will rest in pieces-er- peace.