This is a series of illustrations illustrating “how to eat a pomegranate” not just in the practical way, but how to appreciate its beauty as you do so. I chose to slowly deconstruct eating pomegranates, while focusing on its mythical and cultural impact and how that changes regionally. The three different steps change the country that they’re set in, going from more to less abundance of pomegranates. The first is in Iran, the second in France, and the third in the United States. All three illustrations were made with gouache and watercolor with text added in digitally.
These illustrations were then printed at 8.5" x 8.5" and presented as a wall decoration together with a bundle of dried flowers on each end.
Photo documentation by Isaac Passwater