A Unique Pear …
By Maryann Riker
Phillipsburg, New Jersey: Maryann Riker, 2020. Edition of 3.
2 x 2" closed, extends to 2 x 8". Accordion structure. Miniature. 140# Arches watercolor Cold Press paper with Van Gogh Royal Talens and Dr. PH Martin's Radiant Watercolors. Signed and numbered by the artist.
Maryann Riker: "'A Unique Pear' is a miniature accordion book highlighting the history and benefits of the underrated pear. Pears were introduced to America in 1812 and by 1849 had reached the west coast due to their popularity. All pear varieties were introduced! And like the apple, they are also a powerhouse of nutrients... so are apples better than pears or pears better than apples?
"This little tome contains 3 original watercolors of different types of apples by Maryann Riker who decided to teach herself watercolors during the COVID-19 pandemic."