Still Life with Vivisected Dream

Still Life with Vivisected Dream

By Tiffany Morris

Fruit had initially been her favorite thing to paint—trees heaving with small globes of sweetness, a blushing Gauguin orange, a rosy apple from a Rembrandt, Walter Crane pomegranates. She treasured painting the pomegranates. They were bright and bitter like myth, with tones of ocher and berry against a bird’s-egg blue background. Vera even loved the gold-lined cockatoos that plucked erratically at the fruit, their plumage the ivory of piano keys. She would incorporate those colors into her art whenever possible, even if the client was dismissive or asked her to try again.

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