an unfeasibly large carrot

Greeting Cards

Size:
$2.50
Get this by Dec 24

Shipping to

business days (Express)
business days (Standard)
armadillozenith

Dunfermline, United Kingdom

  • Product
    Info
  • Product
    Reviews
  • Available
    Products
    3
  • Artist
    Notes
  • Artwork Comments 4

Sizing Information

Small Greeting Card Large Greeting Card Postcard
4" x 6" 5" x 7.5" 4" x 6"

Features

  • 300gsm card with a satin finish
  • Supplied with kraft envelopes
  • Discount of 20% on every order of 8+ cards

Reviews

Home Decor

Bags

Stationery

Artist's Description

So here I am, proving my green credentials by my enthusiastic conspicuous consumption of fresh vegetable produce.

Or am I?

An Unfeasibly Large Carrot?

well..
actually..
it’s not a carrot.

It is a length of orange foam pipe sleeving I found in the park, and a twigful of leaves fallen from a nearby tree. Seeing them, Opportunity beckoned; how could I refuse that call?

As an experiment in unplanned found art and ad hoc construction, it was a learning experience I value..

As a self-portrait It provides a – shall we say novel -addition to my portfolio here..

Also as an experimental way to pass time enjoyably (some might say, waste time – the Philistines!), it certainly proved a success.

I found that it’s surprisingly difficult to photograph myself steadily, with a camera handheld at arms length, in my left hand (I’m right-handed), at a desirable angle and without intrusive shadows – especially with a flimsy flung-together fake carrot, whose real (but wilting) leaves were all a-flutter on a windy day.
(Would you care to guess how many shots it took me?)

This stunt did wonders, then, in developing my patience and in conquering fear of appearing foolish in public places..

Dunfermline Public Park. Late May, late afternoon, 2009.

Artwork Comments

  • sterenborg
  • robpixaday
  • Ritva Ikonen
  • armadillozenith
,
desktop tablet-landscape content-width tablet-portrait workstream-4-across phone-landscape phone-portrait
desktop tablet-landscape content-width tablet-portrait workstream-4-across phone-landscape phone-portrait

10% off

for joining the Redbubble mailing list

Receive exclusive deals and awesome artist news and content right to your inbox. Free for your convenience.

setupCarousels();