Sweet Roots

Sweet Roots

"Sweet Roots" is an ode to the magic that my uncle created for my brother and I during our childhood visits to the countryside in Japan. One long summer while staying at our relatives’ farm house in Hokkaido, my uncle carved my brother and I’s names into two cantaloupe seeds. At the end of the summer, he brought us into the farm and we were delighted to see that the seeds he planted had grown into two large cantaloupes with the cracks forming into the shape of our names. We each harvested our own cantaloupe and brought them back up to the house to eat - those cantaloupes were sweeter than honey and remain a fond memory that makes me look forward to visiting again.

"Sweet Roots", 8"x6", Acrylic on Canvas

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