oil on wood, 9x12"

Coppa, original artwork by Mike Geno

From the Meat series.

Also known in Italy as "Capocolla" this traditional Italian and Corsican pork cold cut (salume) is made in Philadelphia by Aril Miller, at 1732 Meats.. I was so glad to finally get to paint this beauty of a meaty model he gave me during a tour of his amazing facilities. The flavor was not what I expected when he told me he cured this Berkshire pork "baby" of his with hot Indian lime pickle. It was a rich wrestling of sweet and savory and I found myself needing to slice some extra bits off before starting the painting, ... y'know, for research purposes.

Origin: PA, Philadelphia

Availability: sold

Detail View:

Detail View of Coppa, original artwork by Mike Geno