Mr. Potato Head
May 21, 2009 3:00 PM   Subscribe

Portraits painted on potatoes by Lebanese artist Ginou Choueir.
posted by gman (13 comments total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
posted by gman at 3:07 PM on May 21, 2009

He should buy potatoes, paint Jesus on them, and then put them back.
posted by XMLicious at 3:15 PM on May 21, 2009 [3 favorites]

Hardcore taters indeed.
posted by dersins at 3:17 PM on May 21, 2009

Does what it says on the tuber.
posted by netbros at 3:23 PM on May 21, 2009

that's pretty wild. wonder what happens if you bake one?
posted by msconduct at 3:49 PM on May 21, 2009

Wait. Are these painted?
they look like they may be photographic prints (or image transfers) of some sort.
posted by The Esteemed Doctor Bunsen Honeydew at 4:06 PM on May 21, 2009

Bushels and bushels of grimacing faces... somehow the farmers' market is NOT going to be the same this Sunday.
posted by memewit at 4:08 PM on May 21, 2009

Done with colored photo transfers, you can see the shiny residue, so they aren't actually painted. The photos of them piled together are rather humorous, but I wonder if the effect is nearly as seamless in real life. There's a way to do a photo transfer with mineral spirits that looks more like it's been painted on the surface it's applied to, but maybe that doesn't work so well with something as absorbent as a potato skin. Check out these -simple line drawings, but really fun.
posted by stagewhisper at 4:38 PM on May 21, 2009

You're ruining everything.
posted by gman at 4:53 PM on May 21, 2009

These are instantly likable.

The artist should get meta, though, and do one of Mr Potato Head.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 5:10 PM on May 21, 2009

Choueir should really do the new album cover for Devo, now that the spudmen are actively recording again.
posted by Strange Interlude at 10:03 PM on May 21, 2009

This has turned me off vegetables forever.

(I refuse to eat anything that has a face.)
posted by rokusan at 10:59 AM on May 22, 2009

Is it wrong that the first thing I thought of was the Facebook quiz "Are you a potato?"

Yeah, yeah it is.
posted by grapefruitmoon at 11:40 AM on May 22, 2009

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