Saturday, August 13, 2011

Playing with the Food - Trois


Bonsoir. Etienne has again granted the keyboard to moi, but under condition of telling the story of the market veggie. Deux Poulets brought aubergines to Etienne, from a friend. But voila, they are one "eggplant," as you call them here. Une stem, deux "eggs." This was the invitation to play with his food. Etienne said this has happened before - this is the third time.



So these photographs show the route from vegetable to animal. The lovely purple of the aubergine with a little yellow, like the sun. Etienne says the Sharpie and pencils were right for the turtle, and the finer pen and aquarelles for the petit mason which turtles carry on their backs. Quelle pittoresque.



Ettiene said he has never so closely looked at the segments on the little house. The way they connect and the vertebrae amused him. Back? Shell? Ribs? Mason? Oui.


And are we not all edible in the end? New eggplant friends, potato fish, grenouilles? I have heard that to some even humans are a meal. There are even reptiles which are at the top of that food chain, but, il es regrettable, no amphibiens, though Etienne has told me that the bullfrog Africaine eats mammals. The chain is more a mobius, oui?


9 comments:

Summer Kinard said...

I love this!

linda said...

what some will do to play with the lovely aubergine shade and it's partner! made me grin! ;)

Steve Emery said...

Grenouille - you forgot to mention that the inspiration for this transformation is an actual two headed turtle in the science museum in Greensboro, NC. It's been living there for several years now.

TheCunningRunt said...

A mobius, oui! :)

This is a beautiful example of a mixed (and delicately dressed!) media piece. It seems a shame that it can't have more permanence, but then, nothing is permanent, is it?

Lisa said...

This is great! I so love the combination of the Sharpie and pencils.

susan said...

Votre petite tortue est merveilleux.

Mes félicitations à vous deux.

Two Chicks Farm said...

So cool! We love your work.

kerrdelune said...

Very very cool, and I do love turtles especially snappers.

susan said...

I thought I'd left a comment about this fascinating piece. It really was a great idea and very well executed.