HUDSON VALLEY SEED CO. PAINTED SERPENT CUCUMBER
Long, ribbed, striped cucumber-like fruits are tender, have an excellent mild flavor, and are free from bitterness that can beset regular cukes (these are technically melons).
In this painting on paper, Talin Megherian weaves together many layers of Armenian symbols and imagery to tell the story of this seed. Central to the composition is the Armenian symbol for eternity, which represents both the cycle of seed growth and the never-ending spirit of the Armenian people.