previous view of strawberry harvesting captures today
Harvest Depth – digital painting / art prints – Dan Beck 2006
It is most difficult to keep writing while in the throws of moving – even more difficult to keep painting. It is fogged in today and the day is kind of monotone. There are plenty of workers out this morning picking berries in a day that I assume was very similar to the scene above – painted last year.
When I created this digital painting – it was a combination of commentary on the orange flags – indicating spraying had been done – and the likeness of the workers and the fields and how in sync it all seemed – beautiful and a little painful – all at the same time.
The work is peaceful, a tad monotonous, and a little uncomfortable. This digital art is successful I think at capturing the feeling of the Salinas valley – and the labor which makes our food supply available.
- What’s in an apple? Buying organic, healthful produce becomes increasingly complicated – thoughtful Commentary on our Food Supply, labor supply, hidden facts, etc.
- Harvest Depth – availability of original prints for above digital art painting