Happy Thursday! I can't get enough of the Orange Peppers, especially the second one - so much texture and movement. Exciting news coming tomorrow...
Day Nine /
I am beginning a list for the next batch I'm starting next week. If you have something you want to see, I would love your input! Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or send me a message via FB.
I went back and looked at Day One today...It's interesting to see how much each subject has opened up and expanded from the inside, specifically the Chayote and the Brussels Sprout. The dryness of this winter is really having an effect on this process however...even with a 9-gallon humidifier thanks to my loving in-laws. I found quite a fantastic blanket of mold growing in my trash can last night, though none on these specimens are having such success. I have made a few changes in hopes of encouraging the process along. Fingers crossed.
Somewhat microscopic changes happening here, but I've been intrigued by the apples these past few days. I am enjoying the evolving skin cracks in these mini landscapes.
Day Five /
The tricky thing about blogging every day is posting every day...I have a system for how I like to display the final chosen images at the end of a batch of "molders" - but I haven't quite decided how to show you on a daily basis. While I have multiple lemons transitioning at a time, showing you every one in the early stages feels a bit redundant. Still working on this part of the process. Enjoy Day Five.
Day Four /
Anxiously awaiting the first signs of mold...as the days pass I will be posting more landscape-like images via instagram - be sure to check it out @lehuntnouveau - http://instagram.com/lehuntnouveau
I believe it is clear that I am very interested in process. Living with these subjects, and taking the time to study their change, time and repetition is very important to me in this series. It is no longer about the value of this avocado relevant to my health, or how fantastic it tastes mashed up in a bowl of guacamole, simply how this is a part of nature working through the next stage of life. These subjects transition from "food" to "organism" - often becoming something else entirely. Today I am enjoying how the first Chayote is beginning to form an alien-like sac where the seed was cut in half. The skins in a lot of these subjects are really starting to wrinkle - which reminds me of the first time I showed these at Defibrillator Gallery as part of the Personal Project Show last winter - so much of the commentary brought it back to us - how we age, how we decay. Now I'm thinking about this winter, and how much my skin as decayed...Anyway, I'd love to hear your thoughts as these days pass - feel free to leave a comment or send an email.
Day Two /
Every time I start a new batch of subjects, I anticipate the morning - a new day, a new surprise. Barely any shrivel or curling happened between day one and two. I am enjoying the lusciousness of the plum, the jack-o-lantern-like orange pepper, and that the inside of a brussels sprout looks like a baby tree. And of course, no surprise here on what happens to an avocado.
Day One /
Day one of a fourteen day study...