Gone Bananas

Gone Bananas

Painting series, 73 pieces.
Sizes vary from 21x 29cm to 59,4 x 84,1cm
Acrylic, aquarelle and ink on paper


According to my mother, banana was the first fruit I ever tasted. When I was a teenager I started to collect banana labels. Gone Bananas is a series of paintings based on my banana label collection. Why are exotic fruit, such as bananas, taken for granted as a commonplace product in Scandinavian

supermarkets? Dozens of magnified banana labels reflect the piercing abundance and the endless variety which western consumers encounter every day.

(Photos above: Kaija Papu)

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