Bitter Harvest ProcessL: Bitter Harvest, 1991 - wool, silk & gold - 152 x 86 cm - Private Collection, USA
R: Ivory Statuette Base, 1470-80 - boxwood - 8.9 x 12.4 x 8.6 cm - Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC

My tapestry, Bitter Harvest, was inspired by this small statuette base showing Eve and the Serpent in the Garden of Eden. I thought the apples on the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil could represent the 7 Deadly Sins: envy, gluttony, greed, lust, pride, sloth, & wrath. These sins seemed like an apt metaphor of New York City in the 1980s.