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These are the very last tomatoes of the season and even these are ripening with the aid of a banana on the kitchen table. I try to draw them, an uneasy subject.

The tomato is a fruit, part of the solanum or nightshade family. Its name comes from the Aztec word tomatl. Originally yellow, Pomodoro, golden apples, or love apples. Could these have been Eve’s apple.

Revolutionary red, shade of the night, poison, associated with witches, love and lust, forbidden – a dangerous fruit?

Put one on your mantelpiece to keep your home safe.