Just off the coast of a wee tropical tide pool we come across one of the most fruitfully fierce battles ever fought. Inspired by the half pineapple fruit boats served in many seaside cafes in Waikiki, the geckos are at it again in their imaginary world of adventure!
The tiny pirate captain raises his plastic cocktail sword to signal the firing of the dreaded “grapeshot”, known to shred the sails or walls of the most seaworthy of structures. One little pirate works hard to draw back the plastic spoon “cannon” and return the fruitful fire upon its enemy. Like all of my gecko series, things are made from objects a gecko would find useful at their size.
Cocktail napkins and chopsticks become masts and sails. A halved and hollowed out pineapple becomes a shrunken galleon and a well anchored plastic spoon becomes a cannon that launches grape cannon balls at fruit splattering speeds! Fire is returned from some mysterious enemy who flings maraschino cherries that pierce these little pirate’s sails and “kerplunk” all around with little watery billows. It is painted to be hung to the right of the "Sub Turtle Cherry Hurdle" painting. Watch out for flying fruit!