Around the Quad
Apple of the Artist’s Eye
Los Angeles artist Jessica Rath has produced a series of photographic portraits, called “Apple Shadow,” of leafless tree silhouettes of the work of Susan K. Brown, professor of horticulture in Geneva and one of only three U.S. apple breeders. The thousands of seed “sisters” from Brown’s cross-pollinations produce hundreds of rows of genetically unique and uniquely beautiful trees. Some of Rath’s apple art will be included in the exhibit Food for Thought at Wignall Museum, Rancho Cucomungo, California, in January 2012. “Apple Shadow” will be part of the artist’s solo exhibit Take Me to the Apple Breeder at the Pasadena Museum of California Art in November 2012 before traveling to other U.S. museums.