Valerie Hegarty
Watermelon Tongue
2012
Canvas, stretcher, acrylic paint, modeling paste, paper, glue, foil, guaze, glue, thread
24" w x 30" h x 9" d
The piece takes its inspiration from recent new stories of exploding watermelons in China and Mexico where crops were sprayed with the wrong growth hormones causing the insides to grow faster than the outsides. The work gloats at the viewer, pointing the blame of pandemic avarice back to mankind.
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