For me there is a definite female aura to this work with the apples strong connotations of protection, rebirth and progeny.
‘A fruit of temperate regions throughout the world, the apple has been cultivated by humans since prehistoric times. Human beings are quite preoccupied with apples, and is it any wonder? Not only is this sweet fruit delicious, but it is also beautiful to behold. Packed with symbolism, apples have been inspiring artists from the dawn of artistic creation. Robert Frost, Emily Dickinson, Christina Rossetti, and Dylan Thomas all famously wrote poems about apples; and everyone from Caravaggio to Magritte painted them.
The Giant Half Apple is made from Cold Cast Bronze with the pips made either in polished aluminium or copper. The wonderful textured face and smooth skinned back, all finished with David’s signature striking green patina make this piece very tactile and a wonderful Sculpture for many settings.
David uses a wonderful verdigris patina on all of his bronze work, requiring a skilled technique developed over the years.