Avocado Diagram

Avocado Mandala

Avocado Mandala

2016
Pencil and Pen on bristol board, color in Photoshop

For a long time I couldn’t bring myself to eat Avocado. It is an acquired taste. And I don’t mean that in a “it’s really gross, but you get used to it” kind of way. It took a while to pinpoint what it is about avocados that gave me pause. And the key was, it is an entirely different flavor. I can’t think of anything it tastes like besides itself. Onion and garlic are flavor siblings, and citrus fruits are similar, but there was nothing in my mental catalog that I could full up. Well, thankfully, I acquired a taste for avocado, and now I can’t get enough. For this piece, I had a hard time deciding between avocado toast and guacamole, and decided on guac because it seems a little more universally enjoyed.

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