A little more progress on my personal art project: Below The Line, which is essentially about making the invisible, visible. Inspiration often comes from non-artistic sources and the image here is from one of the recyclable cardboard containers that my Riverford organic veggies arrive in each week, courtesy of Liz and Caroline (the organic sisters!) normally Liz. This one contained my order of Portobello mushrooms and as you see, the mushrooms’ natural die has stained/imprinted the cardboard. I’ve been recycling these lovely prints into seed boxes or composting them. I’ll keep them now as each time, the print is different. I’ll be eating a lot more Portobello mushrooms from now on. And exploring veggie staining.
I’d just finished Photoshopping this image when my eyes fell on the heap of pebbles I brought back from Whitstable, mentioned in yesterday’s Walking Whitstable blog. And this pebble jumped out at me. See how similar the pattern created by the incorporated black flint (probably), to the mushroom print on cardboard?
And look what happens when you invert the image (one of Photoshop’s filter options). These somewhat ghostly images remind me of x-rays and cyanotypes, two other techniques for revealing the invisible.
It’s time to try to assemble some meaningful artworks from my research and discoveries.
Everything is art.
- Grilled Portobello Mushrooms (eatcleanqueen.wordpress.com)