So, it’s official, an alphabet series is developing. Right now, I’m going to call it a “Natural Patterns Alphabet.” That could change, but I want to tag it so people can find all the pieces together on this blog. This third piece took a decidedly fruity turn, but the inside of a pomegranate is just too lovely to pass up. I have a feeling that there will be several sub-series within the alphabet (I already see potential for natural homes and fruit), but the common thread will be something loosely defined as a “natural pattern.”


“Pomegranate,” 5 x 5 inches, pen and ink, prints available in my shop

I don’t think I will be putting the originals up for sale right now, until I decide if I will use some of them for a show, but please do let me know if you’re interested in a piece.

I learned many new things about the word “pomegranate” while doing this drawing, so now, I will bore you with some etymological information—I am such a word nerd, but honestly words provide me with endless entertainment! The English word pomegranate comes from the Old French words meaning “seeded apple,” in fact, the Italian and German words also translate to the same thing: “melograno” and “granatapfel” respectively. The most interesting version of the word to me was the French “grenade” because I found out that the weapon called “grenade” was essentially named after the fruit. Enjoy!

1 Response to “Pomegranate”

  1. 1 Katie May 27, 2009 at 5:26 am

    Looks yummy!! And I love the stories behind words, guess that makes me a nerd too :-)

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Hello there! My name is Nicole K. Docimo, and I am an artist and writer from the U.S.A. but currently residing in Zurich, Switzerand. Thank you for visiting my blog!

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