|Watermelon, o/p, 24" x 24", Steven Rhude|
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"Watermelon is a word that tells you what is wrong with the climate change debate.
For some libertarians, it is the insult that expresses what greenies and climate scientists are really up to. Behind all the acronyms and the jargon, they say, is a conspiracy to promote a nakedly political aim – anti-big business; anti-free market; pro-tax increases. In short, green on the outside but red on the inside."
- James Randerson
There is a power to still life painting that will always prevail - that is the way metaphor can energize a discourse with something a simple and apparently as innocent as a watermelon. I find it fascinating that certain colours have been applied to political issues (think flags). "Greens, reds, blues, pinks", the list will expand as our social views congeal.
Steven Rhude, Wolfville, NS