Strawberry Analysis (2011)

painting by Chris Lockhart with strawberries on canvas.

During mixed media class, I made a series of 3 paintings inspired by the Billy Collins poem “Introduction to Poetry.” For this painting, I painted the surface pink, spray-painted it black and then applied a dollop of white gesso. Two pounds of strawberries were then carefully placed into the gesso and then violently hammered into the surface with a 2×4. Once dry, everything was coated in acrylic polymer gel to prevent the piece from rotting.

18 in by 15 in, strawberries, spraypaint and acrylic on canvas, 2011.

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