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.

detail shot of Strawberry Analysis.