Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Spoonful of Thanks!

It's time to start stirring things up for the biggest food-focused holiday of all, here in the US anyway. So I thought it would be fun to paint a spoon. This was the first time I've tried smashing a spoon flat. (I was afraid it wouldn't scan well otherwise.) I used a rubber mallet, laid the spoon on a towel on the basement floor (cement), & waled away-- it was harder than I expected & the results were a bit lumpy, but that just helped me come up with the contours for the silly face.

Acrylic on an old silver-plate spoon, ~7" tall.

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! I'm immensely thankful for all of you who visit me here, & especially those who follow & leave comments!

p.s. I'm about to open an Etsy shop, finally!! If you have any favorite oddments, please let me know & I'll try to list them soon. Thanks again, y'all!


  1. This spoon is killer cool. It's a striking image; you must do the fork and knife.

    Again, what I respect most about your art is that you stick with material objects that can fight the medium, and don't resort to photoshop cheats.

    I can't wait till your complete silverware set comes out. ha ha. The soup ladle will be a challenge to flatten, of course.

  2. I added your spoon to my desktop, as a constant reminder that originality is more important than the latest bullshit digital tricks.

  3. Aw, thanks, Ted! You just made my day. I hadn't thought of doing a setting-- I'll have to hunt down some old forks & knives at the next Fleam!

  4. Can't wait to see your Etsy shop! I loved the Curiotype alphabet series :)

  5. Wonderful. I thought this was a digital image at first. Very eerie

  6. I love this. I'd love to have a set and hang them in my dining room!