The Fruit Vendor
1961, Woodcut on paper

This woodcut depicts a subject matter that I am frequently drawn to: fruit vendors selling their wares out of the back of their trucks. The vendors come out on beautiful days, their fruit on display with colors intermixing, morning sun shining on the fruit. The action drew me in. There is no lost movement as workers pick, sort and move their fruit- almost like an orderly ballet. Oftentimes I would be the only one watching. These types of ordinary realities were spectacular to me-the vivid colors emerging in the sunlight, and the workers moving to complete their task. There are so many things that people don’t stop to look at- but to me, that is where the art is.