Luis Montoya and Leslie Ortiz
Monumental Apple Basket (top), 1998, bronze, Gift of Mary Hulitar, 1998.1
Pear Harvest (bottom), 2008, bronze, Gift of Jeannie and Richard Pearman in memory of their parents, 2008.1
Collection of The Society of the Four Arts
Monumental Apple Basket and Pear Harvest are located inside the Pannill Pavilion. Created by the Spanish and American duo Luis Montoya (b. 1950) and Leslie Ortiz (b. 1957), the hyper realistic sculptures are part of their series Culinary Adventures, which depicts oversized representations of common fruits and vegetables. Montoya and Ortiz have been collaborating since 1994. Together they oversee every phase of their creation process from design and modeling to casting and patination.