© Ron Orpitelli 2007
Mom's Harvest
acrylics, ink, gold leaf
on canvas
12" x 12"
The second of two pieces
created in May 2007 with
inspiration from
The seasons seemed
to pass unnoticed
during the months that
my mother’s final battle
with cancer was our
family’s primary focus.  
Since then, while trying
to resume daily life, the
seasonal changes
continue to remind us
of her loss.  One of her
favorite times of the
year was the annual
harvest of fruit from her
beloved backyard fig
tree.  This piece
reflects the first harvest
without her.