Thursday, April 26, 2007

Potato Nebulae























Potato prints are fun.
Now you get to see one.
Its not cooked but its done.

I post these "potato prints" just for fun and as a little relief from the steady stream of boats and cars. They are my kitchen tiles which I did a while ago. Whether they have any value as art, I do not know.

20 comments:

Naquaiya said...

Of course they have value as art. Question? Do you print them on an unglazed tile?

Naquaiya said...

I thnk you should do one with words of your poem on the tile as well as the image. too cool

Cara Dawn Romero said...

Ron - I really like these. I agree, they have merit.

W. K. Moore said...

These are worthy too! Cool color choices and design.

Clive said...

Dude, you are the Big Potato, very cool.

Ron Morrison said...

Thanks, Michele, they are painted on glazed tile.

Ron Morrison said...

Thanks, Cara.

Ron Morrison said...

Thanks, W.K. how about-

Tyler P. Painter?

Ron Morrison said...

Clive, I was called a masher once. Thanks.

newnorth said...

not to sound ignorant, but why is it called a potato print?

Ron Morrison said...

Hello, Newnorth, you have to promise not to laff, scoff, deride or be-little. I going to assume you are taking an oath as we cyberspeak. This is serious business...this method of image making is a closely guarded family secret first discovered (invented) by Lucretius "Spud" Morrison during the potato famines in Ireland during the eighteen hundred and whatevers. Ol'Lucretius fancied himself a painter, others didn't so he had extry paint after his series, "Studies of The Potato in All Its Tubular Magnificence" flopped. So in a moment of idle experimentation he sliced a potato dipped it in paint and applied it to the back of one of his unsold canvases. He then cut the next spud bit into a shape and repeated the process. The potato print was born. Unfortunately old Luke as his friend called him did not live to see the fruition of his innovative technique. However every grade one student on the planet for the next 150 years and counting has been required to do a potato print. However that assumption may be in error, considering the question...however since I am entering "Geezerhood" maybe nobody does potato prints anymore.

Also if there was a famine, how'd he get the taters and why would he waste them. Maybe he painted with them and then ate them thus causing his unfortunate demise.

Milford "Uncle Milfy" Acornes said...

That's ridiculous, can't you just answer the question without being a smart ass? What if she explains the "Invention of the Potato Print" to her fellow architecture students? What if she flunks out on account of you being an idiot? You just don't think do you?

Ron Morrison said...

Its all true.

newnorth said...

hmmm,interesting. Maybe they made them while I was in speech class.?

And, if I flunk out it will be of my own doing :P

Thanks for the explanation!

Ron Morrison said...

I've been told that everybody has a gift. What if mine is to be a potato printer? All those wasted years when I shudda been tater printing.

newnorth said...

ewww, you use tater tots tooo? :p

...and now I have "waisted time" by the Eagles in my head. HELP?

Ron Morrison said...

I was worried, now I'm okay. I can always devote my life to the rewarding art of potato printing. A bright future awaits, my happy medium told me so, at least thats what I think he meant when he said, "you may slip into a vegetative state..."

Milford "Uncle Milfy" Acornes said...

Would that be Idaho?

Naquaiya said...

YOU crack me up! Beautiful and memorable postings. Got to be saved someplace for posterity.

Ron Morrison said...

I'll preserve them, cans or jars?