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Apples for the New Year

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Artist's Statement:

At the Jewish new year (in the fall), Jews customarily share apples and honey to

offer and share hopes for a sweet new year.


This painting depicts a plate of apples prepared for that purpose and shows contrasting colors, shapes, and textures. Perhaps paradoxically, the center of the painting is not an apple but rather a half grape atop an apple slice.


The Jewish new year is already three months past, but nothing prevents us from offering apples, honey, and hopes of sweetness for the secular new year as well. Best Wishes for a Happy Healthy New Year!!


Oil on Linen

8 x 8 in


Everyone knew you shouldn't go biting into fruit offered to you by magical creatures in the woods, even if you'd thought until just five minutes ago that such stories were,

you know, only stories. Molly Ringle

The Goblins of Bellwater

The old order changeth, yielding place to new,

And God fulfills Himself in many ways, Lest one good custom should corrupt the world.

Alfred, Lord Tennyson

Morte d'Arthur

You are the sunshine of my life, That's

why I'll always be around,

You are the apple of my eye, Forever

you'll stay in my heart.

Stevie Wonder

You Are The Sunshine of My Life

For some stories, it's easy. The moral of

'The Three Bears,' for instance is "Never break into someone else's house." The moral of 'Snow White' is "Never eat apples." The moral of World War I is

"Never assassinate Archduke Ferdinand."

Daniel Handler



Art as an Oasis™

Art as an Oasis is a series of occasional postings from the art of Carrie Kleinberger

providing a temporary respite from both mundane and monumental cares

complimented by words of wisdom from a diversity of others.



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