Sean Hayes

Sean sent in four variations on this still life. This is my favorite, but they are all great. He has done a wonderful job of conceiving, staging (and lighting?) this piece, capturing beautifully the sensuous folds and creases of the almost iridescent tablecloth to suggest a rumpled bed, perhaps: the folds seem to converge underneath the ripening fruit. The slight grunging and texturizing of the earth-toned vignetting is just the right touch, meta in a most splendid way. An undercurrent of sexuality, at once humorous and worldly, permeates the tableau.

And the oil can?

Well, I think Marcel Duchamp and Man Ray would take Sean out for a drink.