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Ashton Applewhite

Ashton Applewhite lives in Williamsburg. She writes for the American Museum of Natural History.

Built on the Block

My mother loved pears, the shape of them. When my parents moved into an apartment, she seized the opportunity to ditch the Danish modern table we’d grown up around, and drew a big pear. She hunted down a beautiful slab of dark marble embedded with oyster shells, and had it cut into the shape of the pear.


The Brooklyn Rail

SEPT 2023

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