Tuesday, January 6, 2015
Jan. 6 - "Can Art be Bread?"
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.
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.