jelly-shelf.580.453.sImage: Mary Pratt, Jelly Shelf, 1999 (detail), oil on canvas, 55.9 x 71.1 cm, Collection of Equinox Gallery, Vancouver, Photography: Ned Pratt, St. John’s.

My Canadian Grandmother recently alerted me to the work of the Maritimes artist Mary Pratt, thinking I might like it. She was right! It’s hard to believe those mason jars of delicious, glistening jelly are a painting not a photograph. I’ve been equally captivated by her other work and wish I could see it in person.  – Miranda