A Little Slice of Life by Cecile Baird

14th Annual ARC Salon (2019-2020)

Cecile Baird

A Little Slice of Life

2020

45.72 × 91.44 cm | 18 × 36 in

Colored pencil

The banana is an unlikely subject for my favorite back lighting technique. But the lighting does work wonders on the slices and the peel. The fluted dish under the banana casts the most exciting shadow and reflections on the surface. The lilghting and the extreme contrast turn the humble banana into a dramatic symbol of life itself.