Crawford used the still life as a subject for drawings and paintings based on the idea of the food of paradise.
The still life was also used to portray other ideas and concerns. These works deal with injustice, the environment and societal structures and what is considered valuable.
The drawing, Fallen Light 1983 - 84, is an example of one of the concerns. The light bulb, fixture and wiring lying on a table top represent the decline of technology and the natural world.