The apples in history and mythology convey deep wisdom about the human condition which continues to resonate with us.
"The Apples" is a series of 3D animation honoring these stories by interpreting them in the age of the pixel and gif.
the apple of mortality
"Dip the apple in the brew. Let the Sleeping Death seep through. Look! On the skin! The symbol of what lies within. Now, turn red, to tempt Snow White, to make her hunger for a bite. When she breaks the tender peel, to taste the apple in my hand, her breath will still, her blood congeal, then I'll be fairest in the land!"
/ Snow White
the apple of discord
/ The Golden Apple (Greek myth)
Eris, the Greek goddess of strife and discord, had been subbed from the wedding of Peleus and Thetis. She, therefore, tossed a golden apple in the midst of the feast of the gods as a prize of beauty, thus sparking a dispute among Hera, Athena, and Aphrodite that eventually led to the Trojan War.
the apple of immortality
/ Idun: The Goddess of Youth
Idun is a beautiful Goddess with long golden hair, she is the Goddess of spring and eternal youth. She guards the apples of youth in Norse mythology. She supplies the other Gods and Goddesses with the apples of youth, to keep them young and beautiful forever.
the apple of mystery
/ "The Son of Man" by Rene Magritte
"My paintings are visible images which conceal nothing; they evoke mystery and, indeed, when one sees one of my pictures, one asks oneself this simple question, 'What does that mean?'. It does not mean anything, because mystery means nothing either, it is unknowable.” - Rene Magritte
the apple of knowledge
/ The Forbidden Fruit
“Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat:
But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it”
- Genesis 2:16
the apple of democracy
/ William Tell
William Tell is a Swiss legendary figure who shot an apple off his son’s head. After refusing to pay homage to a Hapsburg liege, Tell was forced to submit to the test of marksmanship. Later, Tell killed the tyrant and went on to many a daring exploit in the service of the Old Swiss Confederacy.
the apple of
/ Isaac Newton's Gravity
“Gravity explains the motions of the planets, but it cannot explain who sets the planets in motion.”