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Sunday, March 15, 2009

16 March 2009

“sprouts” by Caroline Moore, etsy seller sixhours

This piece is a photograph by Caroline Moore, etsy seller sixhours. The photograph is entitled “sprouts.” It’s a visual metaphor, where the title of the piece acts on the visual components to evoke the surreal. The image is of a bowl that is filled with brussel sprouts and doll heads, sitting on a table. That the bowl has an ornate and symmetrical pattern imprinted on it’s soft white surface, and that the table on which it sits is covered with a white lace tablecloth are visual cues. They indicate a setting which is formal to some degree. And that the bowl is filled with brussel sprouts (and doll heads of the same scale) is also indicative of symbolism congruent with the atmosphere of the setting. Furthermore, that the doll heads are representative of a style and a time, through their shape, the style of their hair and accessories, and their blink-eyes. All these visual cues connote a symbolism of time or an era, particularly mid-twentieth century. However, the image is surreal in that it presents an image of a course of a meal juxtaposed with traditionally non-edible items which fit visually on the basis of scale.
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“Doll Parts” by Hole, from the album “Live Through This.”

artist: Terry Gilliam
Terrence Vance Gilliam (born 22 November 1940) is a writer, illustrator, animator, director, filmmaker, and member of Monty Python. He was born in Medicine Lake, Minnesota. He attended Occidental College in Los Angeles, CA, where he majored in political science. He worked briefly as a writer / illustrator for Mad Magazine before emigrating to Britain. He obtained British citizenship in 1968; he held dual American / British citizenship until 1996, when he renounced his American citizenship. In 1969 he joined Monty Python. He directed or co-directed many of their movies. He has directed such notable films as “The Fisher King” (1991), “Twelve Monkeys” (1995), “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas”.



  1. Interesting pic. Will have to see what other pics she has in her shop.

  2. Ewww! Brussel sprouts! I much prefer looking at them than eating them ;) An interesting image, and thanks for sharing your thoughts on it. I always enjoy reading your posts.

  3. Cool image. It gives me pause ...

  4. Hooray! I love Caroline's photographs!! :)

  5. Hahah I love that, how hilarious!

  6. I like that picture, made me pause to think that is surreal. I like that photo a lot...its humorous and incongruous all at once!

  7. I adore reading your annotations. You are just so good at it!!!

  8. I love sprouts -- both the vegetable and the photo!!!