KazumiTanaka

Two Apples

Two Apples

1997 - ongoing
Apples, polychromed plaster, ceramic plate.
7 x 7 x 3 in.

There were photos of my ancestors in the most sacred room in the house where I grew up. I remember my parents pointing to each picture and telling me who they were and what they were like.

Two of the photos stick out in my memory: one photo of a young beautiful woman and another photo of an old woman. Those were photos of my grandmother and great grandmother. Because I was too young to understand that people often didn’t live to get old, I was puzzled by comparing the two faces and wondered why great grandmother looked younger than my grandmother.

The natural apples get old, shrink and deteriorate. The fake apple remains the same just like the photos of my great grandmother. The apple made by me represents the past, which is known and part of memory. The real apples represent the present, which is changing every moment.

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