Kappy Prosch

4 Pears in Blue

oil on panel
13" x 16 3/4"

Because pear trees live for a long time, the ancient Chinese believed that the pear was a symbol of immortality.

© Kappy Prosch, 2011

Mandevilla Vine

watercolor and colored pencil on Fabriano paper
24 5/8 x 21 1/4

The vine has earned its symbolism of renewal and growth from the Druid observation that the "vine grows opportunistically, and 'digs in' wherever feasible in order to gain a strong foothold to assure its own growth."

© Kappy Prosch, 2011


graphite on paper
28" x 24"

Throughout the ages, apples have symbolized temptation. Pre-Raphaelite artist John Stanhope's prominently placed apples in his painting Robins of Modern Times, remind the viewer of Eve's temptation and fall.

© Kappy Prosch, 2011

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