Plate Set for Pier 1

  Photo courtesy Pier 1

Photo courtesy Pier 1

Pier 1 recently released a set of 4 plates featuring my illustrations of various citrus. It was a very fun project to work on, and I liked trying to capture a lush vintage-y botanical aesthetic.

I never quite appreciated before this project how many pores and pits are in citrus peel, and how they catch the light.

Did you know that all of the common citrus fruits we now eat, including all the varieties featured on these plates, have been created by hybridizing mandarin oranges, pummelo, and citron?