What is art? Some say it is a physical manifestation of expression. Others say it is a method of communication like a yodel or the sound of a bird’s wings defying the very air with rebellious flaps. Alas, to define such an elusive construct is to create art itself, for interpretation can be considered art. However, there was one bastion left in the known universe that pretty much everyone agreed was not art, and that was food. Now even that’s been thrown to the wind. Check out these acts of love and hate and tremble. Tremble at the audacity of man!
A shark carved from a “water” melon. Notice the correlation between this aquatic melon and the aquatic creature it now resembles. While the image is obviously not alive, it is also fraught with impermanence. After all, this very shark looking object was once a simple melon! Upon the next glance will it become a full living shark? In life nothing is knowable.
The Star Wars character “Chewbacca” the wookie is an outcast. A pariah. A friend. He travels for many years with only the company of his human companion Han Solo to bring a pleased gurgle to his throat from time to time. Han often refers to Chewbacca as “Chewy”, a degradation of the proud Kashyyk language. Chewbacca is brought lower once again in this clownish noodled form. How much longer must he suffer? How long… until revolution?
Sleeping Bear Egg
This rice bear sleeps on a cold plate, with nothing to warm his bones but a meager egg blanket. This piece is a relic of the Great Depression in many ways. With the squalid Hoovervilles forcing men, women, and children to live in the manner of cartoon bears, oftentimes without even an egg blanket to cover their despair. There is still ketchup on your hands, ghost of President Coolidge!
A pizza is an unhealthy substance from which to gain nutrition, and yet it has crept its way into our lifestyles, into the minds of our very children through the power of media brainwashing. Oh Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles love pizza, and they’re certainly fit specimens. Why don’t I enjoy a pizza, it will make me fit? This pizza in the shape of an octopus, an animal that provides a healthy treat for all, reflects the deception of every day life, and the lies of those we give our trust.
Contrary to popular opinion this image shows a french fry crab, not a french fry spider. It approaches the ketchup packet with a stance that is alien, yet honest and true. It defies the encryption of the spider’s lore: a hall decked in shadows, fear, and lust for blood. Yet it still yearns for the ketchup packet. The lesson here? Desire is eternal.