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9th Annual Art-a-Day Challenge, January 2018!

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Jan. 6 - "Can Art be Bread?"

Or, can bread be art, or is it just a silly pun? I'm not sure, but this is my art project for today, Jan. 6, 2015.

It does seem "art" can be just about anything anyone wants it to be. I once read, or saw pictures of what is lowly referred to as, toilet art, somewhere.  I thought it was gross.

So, I don't know if this qualifies under normal and ordinary definitions of art, but hey . . . it's something, right? And it isn't gross.

These three breads came from one batch of dough I put together last night before turning in for the night: 4 cups of flour, 1.75 cups of water, 2 tsps quick rising yeast and 2 tsps salt.

The recipe and formation of each came from a bread recipe book I picked up at Amazon, "No Need to Knead." I've been making loaves of bread for a few years, to turn in another direction and try something new, it's like art: oils then acrylics, pencils then pens, landscapes then portraits, loaves the focaccia, focaccia then baguettes. Each change pushes the edges of one's envelope.

There is another reason I'm claiming this as an art project.  When the breads were removed from the oven, I took a picture, the one on the left.

Then using photoshop elements, I pulled each bread off that page and created the one on top of the page: regular picture then one created using the wonderful technology we have at our fingertips these days.

Art it is.


patti said...

Remember the Nun Bun? The cinnamon roll that baked into looking similar to Mother Teresa near Vanderbilt University? May not be art, but now nationally acclaimed bakery. You have great posts Jim!!!!

Bobi Wilson said...

I vote it counts. And a man who bakes, is so very hunky. :)

a woman who is said...

We had a 3 hour class in baking a baguette in Walla Walla ...very tricky stuff. Your looks yummy! I highly recommend this class if you are a real baking enthusiast...