Oil on Canvas
30 x 48 in
"Aubergine Overhead" by Denise Stewart-Sanabria is an oil-on-canvas hyper-realist food portrait from the artist's widely successful ongoing series Edible Dramas. In this piece, Sanabria examines genetic hybridization by posing long and irregular Chinese eggplants grown in her personal garden next to fuller, plump ones with market stickers. The artist presents the eggplants as the natural world atop the man-made represented as a plastic shopping bag and ceramic tiles with a vine relief pattern.