I began by thinking about how important the Still Life is to art and art history. I wanted to bring this into my photography, but with a surreal twist. I purchased a cantaloupe at the store, figuring this was classical still life subject matter, and because I really liked the texture. I then thought it would be interesting to suspend the object using twine. (I cannot say why I am so interested in using string and suspension in my work. That is a psychological matter I will find the answer to.) A while through the shoot I decided to cut part of the cantaloupe and then experiment with hand positions in order to put a human form into the frame. The contrast, texture, symmetry, and especially my hands really grabbed my attention.