Strawberries, by Angela Hughes Zokan
What's On Your Plate?
A series by local South Carolina Artist, Angela Hughes Zokan
12"X12", Acrylic on Canvas
Throughout the seasons, we make an effort to go and pick as much of the fresh produce as we can. Apples, blueberries, peaches, but of course spring brings strawberries! We love to head out to Cottle Farms and get their fresh berries. Watching the boys run through the fields and fill their bellies with as many fresh berries as they can brings me so much joy. Simple. Pure. Joy. Of course when we get home, we continue to eat bowls full of them with lots of Cool Whip. Just like my Oma used to give us. Even in her old age, she would make her way out to the different strawberry patches getting buckets and buckets of strawberries.
About the Collection: A Note From the Artist
The most precious memories and conversations happen around the table with a meal, a melted popsicle or a couple of slices of leftover bacon in the toaster oven. Hey, when you know you know! These meals do not have to be over the top (although I do love a gourmet dish), but oftentimes are the simplest, with the most significance.
I find that more and more I draw connections to people through different foods, flavors, and scents. When I prepare a meal, snack, or even beverage for myself or my family I am reminded of who I shared these with in the past. These memories have become more and more precious as people I have loved, respected, and cherished have moved on…or even started to grow up.
This series of paintings may seem simple, or reminiscent of pop art ideals; but, for me, they focus more on connections. Connections to people, cultures, seasons, experiences and keeping this in the forefront of my thoughts. This “plate” series will be released every Friday for the next couple of months through McIntosh Cottage Antiques.
Part 4: Summer's Bounty
This is the final installation of the “What’s on your plate?” series… for now. These plates are filled with local fruits and vegetables arranged on the most beautiful McIntosh Antiques and Gifts plates and fabrics. These next pieces will incorporate the best that summer has to offer and what you will find on my plates most nights of summer.