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YELLOW MANGOSTEEN
(
Atractocarpus fitzalanii)
A creation born of Australian tropical rainforest
this rounded gravid fruit, somewhat pear like in
appearance, holds fast to the gnarled branch
providing its sustenance where previously its
delicate white flower bloomed once protected by
large, lush leaves since fallen.  Other mature
leaves, whose shapes innocently mimic the
roundness of this solitary fruit, outlive them.  A
ripening fruit on scarred branches, a new leaf
bud, all speak of nature’s endless cycle - a
statement created in this work through lucid
compositional simplicity.

Image area: 43x31.8 cm (17"x12.5")
Watercolor and color pencil on Fabriano Uno
watercolor paper.

This painting is part of the permanent
collection of the Hunt Institute for Botanical
Documentation
.  

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Detail from
Yellow Mangosteen
by Margaret Saul