The Tomato Gurl painting, comprised
of 3 self-standing wooden parts, was loosely based on the
culminating imagery from a poem I wrote years ago. In the
poem, a girl enters a garden and eats a tomato, and in
the process stains her white dress with the tomato. Innocent
oppossums hang from a tree nearby. The suburban scene is
completed by the white wooden picket fence, separating
the wild creatures from the little girl.
The newspapers in the background
lined the walls of the American Dream 4 installation and
performance — the Tomato Girl painting was one of
many retrospective works shown during AD4.