1. Bill and Jean Eckart
2. The Final Design Sketch, Act I, Scene I. The Eckart’s Stylized background, an apple tree composed of six rectangles of translucent material appliqued with apples/leaves.
3. Beginning thoughts. A rough idea scribbled on inexpensive, lined coffee-stained tablet.
4. The next step: The emergence of apple trees broken into overlapping panels.
5. The orchard has become a single “realistic” apple tree broken into geometrically framed layers of scrim panels.
6. Working drawings showing the configuration of panels to construct the apple tree.
7. The Golden Apple’s show curtain-an expression of the spirit of the piece-a combination of the old (as represented by the 19th century lettering style and botanical print) and the new (a Mondrian inspired composition).
8. The town square. A Celebration for Ulysses and his men as they return from the Spanish American war.
9. Helen’s house, a bit of rural nostalgia-the house, porch, and fence were flat cut-out pieces.
10. Painter’s elevation of Paris’ hot air balloon-the only dimensional element was the basket.
11. The city of Rhododendron-The Eckarts created an illusion of perspective without a single vanishing point.
12. Painter’s elevation of the Rhododendron “main-drop”.
13. The all black and white brokerage office of Scylla and Charybdis.
14. Sketch of “Goona Goona- A garish, tawdry waterfront dive inspired by a coney island souvenir pillow bill had won for jean on the boardwalk.