In the Venere Series, I use signifiers that are available to the 21st century man and woman on an everyday basis. Fruit are forms with which both ancient and modern men and women are very familiar. Fruit are the reproductive organs of plants, and part of a plant strategy to spread its seed by animals or insects. A sly and tempting persuasion to do the plant’s bidding. From 40th millennium BCE until the present day, there can’t have been anything more easily identified with life’s natural cycles than a fruit.