Based on a still life by the 17th century French painter Jacques Linard. Mysteriously, a highlight on a pear in the upper left of the fruit basket took the form of an upper case sans serif "A." I merely enhanced it. Toward the end of the 12 week shoot, a colony of fruit flies moved in. Even after the rotten fruit was thrown out, the flies found niches and crannies to live in, and remained as unwelcome house guests for months.