Close to the Sun 2 / by Lisa Goesling

 Close to the Sun 2/Rambutan by Lisa Goesling

Close to the Sun 2/Rambutan by Lisa Goesling

I don't know if this happens to you, but I can't walk into the produce section without being drawn to the unusual shapes, textures and colors that abound. I had no idea what a Rambutan but was instantly inspired. Rambut is the Malay word for "hair", which these tiny fruits from Southeast Asia have an abundance of. Their spikey texture left me to wondering about the brave (likely hungry) souls who took a chance on this unusual fruit in the first place. I couldn't wait to study this unfamiliar fruit for my latest in a series of how nature mimics our sun. The first of which, Close to the Sun, is my transformation of the unremarkable sunflower into an image that plays homage to the sun. 

 Close to the Sun by Lisa Goesling

Close to the Sun by Lisa Goesling