"Floating Apples" is an image that offers the viewer the playful visual experience that Greg Mort is so well known for in the art world. It also incorporates one of the artists' signature still-life subjects...apples.
The original watercolor "Floating Apples" was painted in 1990 by Greg Mort in his Ashton, Maryland studio, It shows Mort's mischievous side offering objects in unexpected and unusual situations. He attempts to make the observer feel as though they suddenly find themselves "in the water" with the apples. This intriguing perspective surprises viewers plunging them among the bubbles, making them feel as buoyant and weightless as the fruit. Each apple is tumbling in a different position giving the image a strong feeling of visual movement. Creating the mysterious models, stages and assemblages to position his unique still-lives is an art form in itself for Mort. For "Floating Apples" he built a large Plexiglas container so that the apples could be studies from all sides for this water line vista.
"Floating Apples" was printed by the fine art lithographers at Westland Printers in Burtonsville, Maryland. Mort worked closely with these outstanding artisans to combine state of the art technology and old world craftsmanship. The overall image size of this four-color lithograph is 20" X 28". It is printed on museum quality Mohawk Superfine eighty pound paper, Each piece is individually hand titled, numbered and signed by the artist. "Floating Apples" was originally published in a limited edition of only nine hundred and fifty.