You Can't Name an Experience by Hunter Mansfield

Updated: May 4, 2018

Art by Ellie Merton

This artwork, by Ellie Merton, has no name. “It does not have a name,” she says, “because you can’t name an experience.” This is a testament to the emotion apparent in the many shifting faces of the fruit images. We see euphoria, sadness, confusion, melancholy, and even sympathy in the expressions of the oranges. But the lemon’s face? It is one of fascination, maybe from witnessing its peers and their emotions. Perhaps this is a metaphor: sometimes, in a chaotic setting, it might be best to relax and assess the situation--to ponder what it’s like to be a lemon in a world of oranges.

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