Photograms from sliced fruits and vegetables. Scanned and printed onto Hanhnemühle fine art paper. Left to right: grapes, pomegranate, kiwi, lemon, apple, tomato, banana peel, orange, potato, pear.
I have been interested in the concept of the fall of man, which is what inspired this project. My personal experience with growing up attending catholic school and understanding the role that faith plays in my life led me to do research about the widely known and recognized story of Eve eating the apple. After much thought on the topic I found it humorous that such a big question was simplified to a woman eating an apple. In this simplification I found a recognition that man does often enjoy simplifying grand topics.
According to the biblical text Eve ate from a tree. It was never stated what kind of tree it was, nor which kind of fruit it produced.
Genesis 2:8-9 (MSG) Then God planted a garden in Eden, in the east. He put the Man he had just made in it. God made all kinds of trees grow from the ground, trees beautiful to look at and good to eat. The Tree-of-Life was in the middle of the garden, also the Tree-of-Knowledge-of-Good-and-Evil.One of mankind's greatest questions was exchanged into a story about a woman eating an apple.
I was inspired to continue this series of photograms as a way of creating a humorous methodology that could pin down which fruit or vegetable was responsible for Eve's misdeed.