Tuesday, 13 December 2011

The Vain Pomegranate

The Vain   Pom e gran ate

from the Series : The Paranoia  of F ruit and Veg e tables

Have you ever noticed how a Pomegranate given the opportunity will stare for hours and hours at it’s own reflection ?

 No   Nor nor nor   had I until yes ter day     when

I happened upon this very scene in a dark and dusty corner of my studio

It was the sound of lemons being peeled by the ever industrious Mr and Mrs Wasp

that first aroused my attention 

detail of The Vain Pomegranate
 I crept   closer  so as not  to disturb

and there before me was a  scene stolen  from the 17th Century

redolent with the scent of   ancient chalk dust   and   wasp wings

I just had  to take a snap  and here it is

The Vain Pomegranate

And there she was Lady PushPeter  of the Pom e granates


Perched on a    column of platitude

admiring  herself  and  her rather coquettish feather

Does Pomegranate    Preen   ?

Please write     your answer on a wasp wing of your choice

whisper to the wasp

and    point it    in my direction

The wasp that makes me laugh the most   will receive  a   free wasp sized print of

The Vain Pomegranate  with no   Stings     attached

Granada   Granada      Granada

Editors Note : Any reference to   Bleeding Hearts , Ratatoiulle or Frederick                       The Great Elector

of      Brandenburg Prussia    are   purely   coinci dental

rather like      Flossing   in the Wind

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