Apple is like Estonian

I painted ordinary Estonian apples and wrote short stories to accompany them. Although pictured as apples the paintings and stories tell about Estonians. What is on their heart and mind.

I have completed a series of paintings dedicated to Estonia's 100 birthday.
The exhibition consist of apple paintings. All different sorts of Estonian apples. Each with different taste, smell and appearance.
Eesti, maalisin sinu tavalisi õunu ja kirjutasin juurde lühilood. Need räägivad sinu inimestest, sellest, mis neil südamel. Turgutavad hoolima ja austama üksteist meie erinevustele vaatamata.
Why apples?
Apple, for me, is Estonian National Fruit. Every Estonian has a memory associated with the apple or apple tree. Traveling through Estonian countryside one notices apple trees in most peculiar places. In the middle of desolate field, by the road or even in the forest. That is how you know, once there has been someone's home, house or farm. Even when the buildings are long gone, apple tree still stands. And not only stands, but bears fruit. Apple tree does not give up easy. Here is a similarity to Estonians. Despite of hard times, tough circumstances, painful events, Estonian does not give up easy. As a nation and as a individual.
Each of us has a scratch, spot or taint, but despite all of that we persevere. Stubbornly withstand. Just like the apple tree.

My apple paintings are accompanied with short stories. The stories help to understand the paintings and add a dimension to the paintings. In January 2018 the paintings and the texts are exhibited in Hiiumaa island. In February the show will move to Tallinn.

If you know a gallery, spacious office lobby or some other alternative public room in or outside of Estonia, where I could exhibit the apples I would be very thankful for your help.

Jaanuary 2018 Nelja Nurga Galerii, Kärdla. February 2018 RMK lobby

If you know a gallery, spacious office lobby or some other alternative public room in or outside of Estonia, where I could exhibit the apples I would be very thankful for your help.

INITIATOR

Kamille Saabre