"This still life, with its outsize scale, is meant to heighten our awareness of the world around us, including our dependence on nature and its cycles and seasons." – Joey Kirkpatrick
The fruits in this Still Life include a pear, an unripe apple, an Italian prune plum, a lemon, a tangelo, a red apple, a greengage plum, and a peach. The technique used by the artists to make the glass fruits is unique. As in painting, they build layers of color on their glass forms by sifting colored glass powders onto the hot glass during the blowing process. This enables them to create realistic colors and textures. This enables them to create realistic colors and textures. All of the art works that you see in this area are representational: they depict things that we recognize, such as a bowl of fruit, a wild cat, and a table piled with glassware.