…just look at my spuds!
This is my take on the Daily Post’s ‘life imitates art’ photo challenge – a posterized still-life of last summer’s allotment harvest. I suppose you could also call it a potato print. Anyway, it is my nod to Andy Warhol’s poster art:
Andy Warhol’s Banana
Of course, as a gardener, I regard anything I grow as a work of art. Coming up next are borlotti beans, corn, zinnias and dill – rendered on the kitchen table after the Flemish still-life school:
Looking ahead to this year’s garden
produce art works, I’m just hoping that my asparagus beds might do something wonderful, then I could come up with something like this. I have the red currants:
Dutch, active 1683 – 1707
Still Life with Asparagus and Red Currants
- Life Imitates Art
57 thoughts on “Never Mind Warhol’s Banana…”
You could have fooled me, you could have said: look at Warhol’s spuds and my banana” 😀 . Marvelous, It’s great to see you having such fun, Tish. 🙂
Happy to make you smile, Paula. I’d just been for some shiatsu massage before I thought of this post. It must have tweaked my funny bone along with the meridians 🙂
I once tried a shiatsu chair at the Munich airport. It was painful 😀
Oh yes, it can be, especially those parts that really need a bit of attention.
Gardening as a work of art, you say.
They do actually look like works of art.
Have a pleasant week
Thank you for your appreciative appreciation of my veggies, Noel. You too have a good week. I’m off to the allotment to shift compost – dreaming of asparagus 🙂
All your photographs are masterpieces:) Love this concept and you have interpreted very well indeed. Here’s to spring and summertime, with loads of fruits, vegetables and flowers…Janet.
That’s a lovely comment, Janet, and very much treasured coming from artist-you 🙂
You are most welcome:)
I could not have said it better. Thank you indeed. 🙂
Hello, Nomzi. 🙂
Hello Tish. I am considering to set up a business Facebook page for my work and I sit and wonder what that means…
How are you doing? 🙂
I’m fine thanks, Nomzi, this despite the dreary day and lack of writing progress. I’ve got a Tish Farrell Writer FB page, but the only thing that happens there at the moment are links to my blog. I think you might find it useful though, especially if you can link up with like-minded creators and build up a head of steam promotion-wise.
Oh how I miss the sunlight, natural warmth from the sun. Good grief. Do the links to your blog create any steam? It sounds like more data time engaging. What a day…
I appreciate what you say.
Have you ever spoken your ideas and stories into a recording device? Talking can be a fun way to bring new energy into your work. 🙂
It’s interesting you should mention recording my ideas etc. I have a recording stick, but I haven’t used it that way. I understand what you mean though. I have often noticed that when I tell someone something about my work, especially re. some impasse, all sorts of insights pop out of the woodwork, and indeed my mouth. In the meantime I’ve taken to talking to myself out loud, which other half finds v. disturbing now that he’s retired from work and is at home to hear me in action 🙂
😀 I can so imagine. That brought joy to my morning. Thanks Tish.
Now I sometimes catch a part of a song or an idea for a poem in the middle of doing something else. When it passes through, it passes through. And at certain times when I could not write, I spoke out my thoughts as though I was talking to a good friend.
I love how a new idea can conclude one from a year ago or so. Fitting the pieces together like a puzzle. That reminds me, I best offload recordings from my phone onto my PC. That filing is important. Well, time to go to work. I wish you a day full of wonder. Kind regards, Nomzi. 🙂
Wishing you a lovely day too Nomzi. Today we have bright sun, so if you do not, am sending you some virtual rays 🙂
Ooh thanks love, virtual rays will do just fine. 🙂
I find the problem with combining my love of food with my love of photography is that I have to have the resolve not to eat what I am about to capture for posterity. Sad, but true. What a good thing you have self control.
Nice harvest, and indeed they make worthy still-life images.
Thank you, Sally.
I am green with envy at your gardening skill. And you photos aren’t half bad either!
Well green is good, Ark 🙂
Utterly GLORIOUS spuds … and other veggies glorioso too 🙂
Cheers. I am taking a bow on behalf of my veggies.
Any fool can do tins of soup, spuds take talent 🙂
That’s so funny, Robin :O
It’s just a blessing (sometimes a curse) to see life this way. May the strokes of your anti-perspirant take on the flare of an artist’s brush, that art may grace every step, every small touch of your day. Bill
Living artfully indeed. You too, Bill.
These are wonderful. I love the idea of whole food pop art.
I owe the inspiration of this post to you, Su. So thank you. Whole food pop art would be cool – get everyone to eat their veggies maybe?
Thanks Tish. I love the way we bloggers feed off each others ideas. I’m totally into anything that improves people’s diet — especially after my trip to the supermarket to get “props” for my still life. It took me down aisles I’d never really visited before.
Oh no – trolley dash into the dark side. Yikes!
More of down-the-rabbit-hole dive. 🙂
This post is unpayable!
What a post. It was amusing and visually rich. You are an artist of photography and words – and now of arrangement too!
Lol, your spuds is proper 🙂
Whole food pop art? Who knew it could be so beautiful … well, besides Warhol?
I wonder what we might do with pasta, John 🙂
I love the pop art food and the borlotti beans, corn, zinnias and dill image deserves to be an oil painting and hung on a wall.
Thank you, Jude, but alas, too late for the oil painting…all eaten apart from the zinnias and the pods. Which now makes me feel a bit like the walrus and the carpenter who ate all the oysters and just left the shells 🙂
I prefer yours, Tish. Dreaming of asparagus here, too.
Asparagus is apparently going to be v. early in the UK, and is already appearing in some quarters due to the mild winter. No sign of life on my beds though. I’m going to give them some seaweed tonic.
Never mind Warhol, never mind Coorte……you are THE artist of the day. You and Sue could put on a wonderful exhibition 🙂 A pity you live so many miles apart.
Maybe we could set up a virtual gallery. That would be fun.
It would be!
Just amazing Tish and I am scratching my head wondering how you managed to create such a vibrant mix of colours. I would love to have it enlarged and hanging on my kitchen wall.
Please feel free to use the pic, Pauline, if you would really like to. I think you can lift it from my page. The poster pic was the result of fiddling in the edit facility of Windows Picture Gallery which comes with Microsoft. Or you can download it for free. I use it for all my edits. I didn’t do anything very clever.
I must go and look at the edit gallery in Windows picture gallery. I always go to PS or LR . The windows one is probably easier, and it certainly does a good job
Love your Flemish still life!
Still Life With Corn? very nicely done. I photograph food quite a bit. Never use it for much, but I do like taking photos of it. Hot chili peppers, most recently!!! The asparagus I see doesn’t look as cool as the Dutch guy’s!
Thank you, badfish. As to hot chilis they are so photogenic. I’m only sorry they don’t grow too well in UK, and the ones in our shops look too sad to snap.
yeah, you need heat to grow hot chilis, maybe!!
Well done, you might just give Andy a run for his artistic crown.
That’s v. sweet of you to say so, Charlie 🙂