Monday, 16 January 2012
The sculpture for "75" was finished barely in time for delivery this morning. At 5pm I knew that it was accepted by the jury, thanks to the spying abilities of my curator-wife. The idea of five forgotten apples on a winter branch has been floating around in my mind for a while. I've thought a lot about Salmon Arm's apple orchard history... the forgotten orchards. Still producing old varieties of apples that no one wants. Have we forgotten our heritage? This area was famous for the non-irrigated apple, but I see little evidence of this important industry, except a few old trees on the edges of hay fields.