A New World III
Oil on Canvas
The genre of the still life is reconceived in A New World III. Rather than depicting fruit resting on a table, Song inverts their axis. Defying laws of gravity, a tower of diverse fruit, precariously layered one atop the other, stretches upward against a dark background. Curiously, their organic shapes are manipulated into sharp edges. Song’s geometric distortion of familiar objects, which here appear as images of fruit rather than as edible produce, highlights human impact on the natural world and the often-artificial forms produced through such interventions.