Kira Grennan

Golden Apple

In painting still lives, I am painting relationships. Fraught, volatile, awkward, or joyful, my objects become characters in their narrative.

Golden Apple is another in the series of still lives I painted at the beginning of grad school. This one on canvas, I was interested in exploring the underside of a piece of furniture. Usually we see still lives displayed on the top of a table, but I wanted to see what would happen when I placed the objects into the shelves instead, to give a feeling of an interior within the painting. Trying to let the paint be more of an active element in the composition – and to control it less, letting myself be open to chance and accident.