This is another pear in my series of learning what's new in Illustrator CS6. I wanted to try some of the new pattern brushes. I built both pear and leaf shapes and then created a series of arcs and positioned them over the pear. Then I selected an Arc and chose Edit>Path>Divide Objects Below to cut the pear along the arc. I continued that for each arc until the pear was cut into a series of stripes.