I am a sucker for interesting and unusual art, and this morning I saw grain silo art (on the internet that is). In Brim, Victoria, Australia an artist, Guido van Helten, just completed a massive undertaking by painting four portraits of farmers on decommissioned wheat silos, making a rather large and impressive mural.
For more information and photos of this project check out their Facebook page, and articles here and here.
This weekend the hubs and I headed south to visit an old college roommate that has recently moved to the area. We decided to check out the First Friday Art scene near the Power and Light District in Kansas City. We stumbled across two exciting (beauty is in the eye of the beholder) exhibit featuring bones (animal bones to be exact)! The Skin and Bones exhibit was great (unsure what the second exhibit was titled)! I am just macabre enough that I think I could recreate one of these for my home. What do you think?
A fun aspect of this exhibit is the Online Cookbook – featuring recipes from the same periods as the art (18th – 20th centuries). Don’t miss out on your chance to get recipes for Sheep’s Tongue Pie, Potted Pigeons, Jellied Chicken Loaf, Succotash, Tomato Soup Cake, or Baltimore Egg Nogg! There are also many recipes from some of Chicago’s top chefs.
If you plan to be in Chicago during this time, this exhibit looks like a cool one to check out. What could be better than a combination of art, appetite, and agriculture?! If you can’t see the exhibit in person, check out the exhibit online, or at least the recipes – they won’t disappoint!