This image "Forbidden Fruit" is part of a character study of women from the Bible. It is my take on Bathsheba. I wanted the image to convey both innocence and temptation. I believe that Bathsheba was innocent in the situation she found herself in with King David. The fruit and fauna she is surrounded by all have symbolic meaning. Fig (leaves) are a symbol of lust or fertility because of its many seeds. Pomegranates were used to represent resurrection or fertility. Thistles represent the curse of sin. Orange for symbolism of purity and chastity.
Thank you for fellow photographer and fellow Gordon alumi, E.F. Cianci for modeling for this intimate character study.