Pineapple & Monarchs

The funny thing is that I'm allergic to fresh pineapples. But as a former designer, I'm drawn to the subject for its symbolism, trade history, and visual and textural quality. I find the pineapple to be a beautiful fruit. A universal symbol, pineapples convey hospitality. At one time, pineapples were considered a rare and exotic fruit. Displaying or serving fresh pineapples showed you were “en vogue,” and as a door décor, is a symbol of welcome. There are many other meanings to this beautiful fruit, but I was drawn to its textural, intricate, and complex quality. I could almost smell the distinct aroma as I drew this piece. I paired it with the familiar, colorful, and spiritual monarchs. One subject was normal, while the other was once considered rare and exotic. A bit of an opposites-attract moment. Both subjects are simple and beautiful in their ways, symbolizing many things to different people coming together in this harmonizing composition. A fun, lively happy piece of artwork!


Materials: Original pen and ink artwork with metallic gold chrome embellishments on deckled edge watercolor paper. Hand signed and stamped one-of-a-kind piece. Comes with a certificate of authenticity. Framing available upon request only. Inquire for pricing, shipping and any additional information. Use contact form below. Please reference artwork title.

Medium: Pen and ink on natural white, 300 gsm, 140 lb cold pressed, beautiful deckled edge watercolor paper.

Size: 16" x 20" (41 cm x 51 cm)


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