Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Aura of the Perfect Hostess

I love bouncing between collage, drawing, and printmaking, which is either evidence of my versatility, or my inability to concentrate on one thing; probably the latter. Anyway, I use a lot of old magazines for my collages, most from the 50's and 60's. In going through these aging volumes, it occurs to me that what we eat has changed quite a lot. I see more advertisements for peas and peaches than just about any other food. Why was that? Were the pea and peach lobbies so strong back then that it was all anyone knew to eat? I tried to remember when was the last time I ate canned peas or peach halves, and I couldn't, so I had peas for dinner tonight. No one else would touch them. Figures.

7 comments:

katat0nik (JaneKL) said...

Who would have thought peas could look so good? Nice collage :)

Francesca said...

I like peas, we have them regularly, not canned though. It's true, food has changed a lot. This captures that era (and aura) perfectly!

Shane said...

Nothing wrong with bouncing. Which ever way the creative spirit takes you , you must follow. That's being true to yourself as an artist. And that's why your imagination here speaks to us. Good work.

Hope you enjoyed your peas.

orangefrute88 said...

yes, i love that you bounce, nat! bouncebouncebouncebounce! you are the only person i know who can actually make peas attractive and elegant... brava!

JoE said...

I love peas!

Kyle Jones said...

Really like this!

Rrramone said...

Dude, I am a huge fan. You are wack.