This is the first of a series I'm doing on the fruits of Latin America..."From Tree to Table". Pictured is a Zapote or Mamey (pouteria sapota) and they are delicious...tasting kinda like sweet potato pie with a punch. After I had laid out the piece, I got this weird inspiration to paint a frame on the canvas that would incorporate the kajillions of beautiful rocks we have here. When I got it to the stage I have pictured above, I took a good look at it and wondered if it just isn't "too much" or gaudy. I've done that before...take a simple painting and embellish it with unnecessary stuff. Wound up with a good excuse for beating my head against the wall. What do you think?