I took pleasure in smashing, crushing and peeling away the outer layers of the fruit to expose the inner workings and true function of the fruit. 

By exposing the “flesh” I show us the seeds that were hidden and protected, it’s these seeds that give new life. They represent mans’ seeds of ideas, imagination as well as the promise of new growth.

Underneath the skin everyone’s flesh is the same as seen in this illustration below. Doesn’t matter if you black or white. Every one’s flesh is red.

Peel Me

by Louis Kok

Nectarines, Oranages, Lemons, Naartjies all have different skins but are the same colour inside.

Below is a still life of a Nectarine peel. Charcoal on paper.

Peel Me

by Louis Kok
550mm X 350mm

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