February 18, 2005 9:34 AM   Subscribe

I couldn't remember the name of that guy who does fruit and veggie art. No, not Kei Kosa, he's trippier than this fellow. Not Greg Brown (not to be confused with "mural Greg Brown" of Alien Saucer Crash and Buckethead Man with Paddleball fame) either, though Brown's cool too, sometimes whimsical, sometimes (woo!) suggestive. Fruits and vegetables have often been used suggestively, in advertising or even classics, maybe the innuendo of Joachim Beuckelaer's art such as Woman Selling Vegetables.
No, the guy I was thinking of takes into consideration the intrinsic character and personality of each piece he "sculpts." I remember! It's Saxton Freymann!
(...maybe influenced by the Thai fruit-n-veggie carving tradition?)
(...but he does not approve.)
posted by Shane (11 comments total)
Good lord; that is some disturbing plant matter.
Great post, though.
posted by ITheCosmos at 10:00 AM on February 18, 2005

Freymann's vegetables are awesome, but how could you do a vegetable art post without including Arcimboldo? (Maybe because he strayed from the vegetables, sometimes using animals?) Thanks for the post.
posted by whatzit at 10:02 AM on February 18, 2005

Heh! Counting on folks like you, whatzit, to post links to other art like Arcimboldo's. You're right, though, he should've been in the main post. D'oh! Thanks.
posted by Shane at 10:06 AM on February 18, 2005

Saxton Freymann is responsible for me going about my annual pumpkin carving in an entirely new way. He's got the coolest produce art around. Thank you, Saxton. And thank you, Shane, for introducing me to "mural" Greg Brown. That's some fun art.

Great post!
posted by MsVader at 10:19 AM on February 18, 2005

*Applauds, throws roses*
posted by taz at 10:21 AM on February 18, 2005

Ooh, great work. This is my favorite Fraymann picture.

I've never heard of Greg Brown. I love his picture of the bananas peeling one another with the perverted little cherry peering in on them.
posted by painquale at 10:34 AM on February 18, 2005

Heh. I was scrolling down the page and got to the first two lines and knew it was yours, Shane, by the oh-so-helpful practice of putting unlinked letters in between linked ones to clue us in to multiple links for a given word or phrase. And by oh-so-helpful, I mean oh-so-very-helpful. You rock.

Also, the post is great, but that kinda goes without saying. With my plant-based diet comes an unhealthy fixation on plant-based imagery.
posted by soyjoy at 10:49 AM on February 18, 2005

Full disclosure: I'm a plant-etarian too.
Thanks, soy!
posted by Shane at 12:58 PM on February 18, 2005

Those really do have a lot of personality. Nice post, Shane.
posted by interrobang at 3:12 PM on February 18, 2005

Sorry to be late to the party for this really fabulous post Shane - what great collection of nifty links, thank you! I don't have much to throw in the mix beyond these cute but silly veggie pix by Henry Rox.

I vote for more Shane posts!
posted by madamjujujive at 12:00 PM on February 19, 2005

Cool links, thanks. That Kei Kosa stuff is...interesting... Saxton Freeman has some amazing food sculpture, too. I must say, however, that although I can see the utility in separating the links by a letter its appearance hurts my brain; not that that's a reason to stop.
posted by nTeleKy at 2:49 PM on February 22, 2005

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