Drawn from life, Craddock diptychs are depictions of fruits and vegetables – skin on the left side, and flesh on the right. Ever interested in the tactility of her subject matter, Craddock captures not only the two-dimensional landscape of the surface, but the curvatures of the forms, as well. Craddock’s saturated colors are redolent of the smells and tastes of summer; their smooth surfaces belying the considerable layering and scraping away required to  build tehir intensity.

 

These works are intended to be experienced at the edge of description and abstraction.