An Orange on the Verge
An Orange on the Verge by Ronald Episcopo
The Oranges pronouns are He/Him/It.
The orange had enough. He was true to who he was and knew he was a fruit. What's wrong with being Orange and round? He was tired of the bullying, especially by the relentless banana. Really, she had no room to talk. That morning he had enough. Sitting on the breakfast table, he decided to roll to the edge and become orange juice with a small orange tear running down his big round body, and a beam of light shined on him. The light spoke. The light said you are better than this. People love you, and you’re important to them. You are beautiful, you smell great, and you are smart. You are true to who you are. Why would you want to become orange juice? He thought about this for many hours on the verge. As he sat on the edge of the table, should he? Shouldn’t he?
We’ll never know because Ron Episcopo decided his acrylic painting was finished and ready to submit.
I hope you enjoyed this lighthearted painting. I was actually inspired by an orange I was eating one day. I started to paint it and thought, this is kind of boring. If you scraped off the first and final version, you’d find 3 different layers. I decided to have some fun and tried to put a smile on your face. I hope I did.
This piece is part of the "What's on Your Table?" Exhibition at the Main Library in downtown Jacksonville Fl. from November 28th - January 5th. If you need the piece before the end of the exhibit, please notify us at 904-233-9252, and we will arrange an early pickup. Reception December 7th, 6pm-8pm.
Artist Ronald Episcopo
30 X 40
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