Pirum Aka the humble pear; The pear and elevating it’s status in contemporary art. The pear has a multiplicity of meanings and has been used in art as a symbol as far back as the Romans on the walls of Pompeii. Gothic and Early Renaissance painters, used the pear to represent marital faith but it also symbolized inner peace. In some cultures it symbolizes affection. In christian contexts the pear symbolizes the Virgin and Child, probably because of it’s sweetness. It also bestows wisdom and health. The pear in contemporary art has different meanings, i.e. transitory and momentary, it’ hard one day then there’s a tiny window of when it’s edible, then it’s gone, it’s off. Consuming seasonal pears has benefits for your health, the environment and sustainable development, becuase the pear is grown in the UK then there are no air miles.