Apple Drapeaux
sequins, beads, glass, stones
with monofiliment on fabric
16" x 16"
(photo by Daniel Herron)
Part of my series of drapeaux,
this piece explored the use of
symbols not usually used in this
combination.  I was interested in
combining the symbolism of the
red apple of knowledge and of  
the serpent from the Garden of
Eden with the three golden
apples Paris was to bestow on
those women he judged to be
the most beautiful in creation.  

Using symbols on a banner like
this adds gravitas to their roles
as symbols.  And yet this
combination seemed to me a bit
odd, sending a rather fun mixed
© Ron Orpitelli 2002