Bored in the pandemic, she made art by bruising bananas.
June 4, 2023 8:01 AM   Subscribe

Amazing what you can do with a banana, a pin, and a comb. Samples and Galleries
posted by BWA (15 comments total) 18 users marked this as a favorite
(And, of course,the splash page.)
posted by BWA at 8:04 AM on June 4

posted by larrybob at 9:26 AM on June 4 [1 favorite]

“No ink is used, the banana is bruised.” —Johnnie Cochran
posted by staggernation at 9:35 AM on June 4

Reminds me of sepia tone graphics...
posted by jim in austin at 1:12 PM on June 4

I love Banana Bert :)
posted by kathrynm at 1:40 PM on June 4

I would buy a piece of her art. It’s one banana, how much could it cost? $10?
posted by snofoam at 2:36 PM on June 4 [9 favorites]

There's always money in the banana art.
posted by Splunge at 2:41 PM on June 4 [2 favorites]

Work all night on a drink of rum
(Daylight come and me wan' go home )
Stick banana till the daylight come

posted by Insert Clever Name Here at 3:24 PM on June 4

Facts: Anna has promoted Ethiopia through her artwork more than the tourism minister did.
posted by Glinn at 3:28 PM on June 4

I weathered the pandemic without making any sourdough bread, I'm proud to say. Had I come across this in 2020 I would totally have gotten on this bandwagon though.
posted by ocschwar at 6:14 PM on June 4

This is so cool and fascinating—thank you for posting it!
posted by kitten kaboodle at 6:42 PM on June 4 [1 favorite]

These are super cool, the artist is so talented!
posted by Brioche at 8:20 PM on June 4

Bananas with pins reminds me of a little trick I would play as a kid, which was to carefully insert a pin or needle into a banana (preferable hidden by a tiny blemish) at some number of regular intervals and use the pin to swipe across cutting the banana on the inside only, then have somebody peel the banana to find it neatly cut into a predetermined number of slices. Best if the number of slices was part of a "guess what number you are thinking of" magic trick illusion, or a child's age on their birthday.
posted by StickyCarpet at 8:31 PM on June 4 [3 favorites]

Well this art certainly has appeal
posted by The otter lady at 10:50 PM on June 4

I love the artwork, but I wonder how big each art piece is physically.

Perhaps there was something she could include for scale?
posted by many-things at 3:32 AM on June 5 [2 favorites]

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