Painting the Gourd Series in 2006 was inspired by my many visits to the NYC farmers market in Union Square. The Fall is my favorite time of the year and I especially enjoy the variety of uniquely shaped gourds on display.

Throughout history this beautiful plant has been used for food, toys, jewelry, musical instruments and decoration, to name just a few creative possibilities. How can you not want to take one of these cuties home?

gourds for sale

This is just a tiny sample of what’s available at the height of the season.