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For his most recent work, artist John Dilnot created a series of boxes containing rows of diseased "bad" apples neatly arranged on shelves. At first glance the boxes suggests a nostalgic feeling for a lost Eden, but on closer inspection they reveals a more ambiguous intention. The artist has relished recreating these rotting fruits and in so doing subverts the idea that decay is "bad". As a result, Bad Apples becomes a humorous and liberating musing on the inevitability of mortality and…

** are these real apples? ** John Dilnot assemblage - BAD APPLES 2010 £ 950 acrylic, printed papers, wood and glass

James de Villiers, "Fourteen pomegranates" With a click on 'Send as art card', you can send this art work to your friends - for free!

James de Villiers Art Still life Contemporary Art Postmodernism

I love this photograph because it shows the growth and decay of of fruit. I think it's interesting because it's not just one Apple it's a bunch of apples that are all mouldy and all look unique

Irving Penn

Irving Penn - Red Apples, July 1985 Dye transfer print x cm).

'Apple and Cherries' - Remon creates her pieces with a combination of slip-casting and hand-build techniques. She uses earthenware clay and a range of kiln firings including glaze, decal and lustre. The various firings create the layered effects together with the addition of silver, glass and textiles. She is fascinated by the notion of fruit as a metaphor for female sexuality. Here the fruits are fallen and rotten. - www.kelliemillerarts.com

Decaying fruits in ceramic by Remon Jephcott

Rotten Fruit by *fairchildart on deviantART

Rotten Fruit by *fairchildart on deviantART. With our entertainment do we choose fruit that looks okay but we know is rotten, excusing it as being the best of a bad bunch?

金継ぎのくらわんか茶碗  Kintsukuroi or kintsugi is the art of healing broken pottery with lacquer and silver or gold. The philosophy behind this reparation is that something should not be discarded just because it is broken. It is in fact more beautiful for having been broken.

Kintsukuroi or kintsugi is the art of healing broken pottery with lacquer and silver or gold. The philosophy behind this reparation is that something should not be discarded just because it is broken. It is in fact more beautiful for having been broken.

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