"Adam," I asked, "what makes this Tomato, a sleeping
Tomato?" Adam's answer was simple: "It's laying on its side." Had I taken it out of the tray before I asking, I likely would not have needed to ask. This Tomato does, indeed, give of a strong impression that it is dozing. Taking the "balanced asymmetry" that artisans of the Japanese school use to great effect to create organic and often active aesthetics, Adam Davidson has here veered off in a whole other direction, creating one of the most comfortably relaxed looking freehand shapes I've come across. Combined with the shape's compact muscularity, it actually reminds me of a well-fattened feline curled up and taking a nap - rather ironic given that this very morning Adam was mauled by the plump, long-furred stray he's been feeding most of his breakfast to, and spoiling in general, for the past several weeks.
- Eric N. Squires