It’s Monday again, and it’s raining…what a combination. However, this only means that my post needs to be extra-stimulation in order to get your day going right. So let me tell you a little story about me:
When I was 6 years old I went though a “grape phase”. Any grapes that went into the fridge were out and devoured within minutes. Grapes were the bees knees then, peeled, squished, popped, sliced, anyway you can possible eat a grape that is how I ate it. I don’t believe my parents ever understood my grand obsession with this magical fruit, but I couldn’t be bothered; I was having a love affair with grapes. So in art class I made it my mission to accurately depict grapes in “what can only be described as” my self-proclaimed masterpiece. See, back then I was an undiscovered drawing master and had only to find my muse and I would surely become famous. My muse was the grape. Over and over I tried to draw the perfect grape, only finding that my illustrations were lacking in depth, color, and deliciousness.
What I should have learned then is that fruit is not a food to be drawn, it just has too many wonderful facets: its luster, deep natural color, mouth-watering texture…well you get it. Which is why I got so excited when I came across Fulvio Bonavia’s A Matter of Taste, a collection of sense-tingling photographs of couture items made out of all natural, edible things.
Something else to look forward to this week: Joetta Maue, celebrated fiber artist, is going to guest blog every other Thursday’s for TAC! We are so excited to have Joetta be a part of this new facet of the Textile Arts Center. Now, you can tune in 4 days a week for new posts.