The whole series of papaya pieces is inspired by my paternal grandma, Maura. She used to love papayas and she would eat them hole, seeds and all, because "they're good for your insides".
She also loved trinket dishes. She had a lot of them, scattered around her house, all full of little treasures : a lonely earring, some very interesting buttons, a mysterious piece of wood...
Another thing I loved about her is that she could cook an amazing meal with very little ingredients, and she was the queen of making savory pies from leftovers.
She was sweet, strong and funny.
I hope you enjoy these thematic pieces as much as I enjoyed making them in honor of my vovó.