Title: Bridgette Read the True Story of the Watermelon Eaters
Medium: Cut paper on Stretched Canvas
An original Cut Paper work on stretched canvas, by Rachel, using small pieces of up-cycled magazine paper from several sources, adhered to primed canvas with satin medium and varnished with gloss UVL varnish to prevent fading. Sides of canvas painted for modern display, as shown.
This evocative image challenges myths and stereotypes surrounding watermelon and alludes to the many aspects of history that are often left unspoken in some circles. The juxtaposition of forms and images from the ship at left to the pilgrimesque figures in the background at right are meant to stimulate thought and dialogue.