|Apples in pastel|
Ever since that long, long ago day when early man picked up something with which to mark on his walls we artists have felt the need to record the mundane, the common, the everyday occurrences that make our lives what they are.
Due to this fact, we know that early man liked the taste of wooly mammoth and that he may have been justifiably afraid of that saber toothed neighbor. We know that his kitchen was a bit like, well, a cave. We know that he enjoyed bar-be-que over an open flame. Yes, we learn a lot about Mr. Caveman and woman from his art.
Several thousand years in the future the fruity still life is a perennial favorite subject, and in my house there is always seasonal inspiration right in the center of my kitchen table, or adorning my counter. The bowls and the fruit constantly change right along with the weather.
Come summer and you are likely to encounter a big bowl of grapes and sometimes cherries, ripe for the picking…and eating. My autumn is always abundant with apples and pears. In winter there is nothing like a bright red bowl of cranberries to brighten the season. After the snow has melted, I wait expectantly for spring and the ripe, sweet strawberries.
Ok, I know that due to modern technology and shipping methods, fruit that used to only be available at certain times are now always at hand…but the taste and color are often not the best.
Boring? Yes. These tablescapes ever present in my humble kitchen are oh so boring and ordinary; even so they are a literal feast for the palate (pun intended) and the eyes!
One day in the very distant future some uber-modern human will smile at the knowledge that always sitting on the cave kitchen counter of Crystal Clear there was a bowl of fruit.
It’s Creative Tuesday so let’s all go and see how the theme of Kitchen its interpreted this week at CREATIVE TUESDAY! Thanks Mr. Toast!