Figures 1 - SPuds. IPhone photograph. (c) DE Wold 2016.

Figures 1 – Spuds. IPhone photograph. (c) DE Wolf 2016.

Figure 1 is of spuds, fingerling potatoes to be more precise. It is, needless-to-say taken with my IPhone during a boring moment buying vegetables at the local farm-stand. What is appealing about potatoes photographically is their surface textures: cracks, bumps, crevices, and eyes. Eyes indeed, because that is the other point. They seem to take on magical shapes. The large one in front I imagine to be a fish or better still a manatee. The double tusker at top is certainly a walrus. And the curly one in the middle is perhaps a ghost. And, of course, the most appealing point of all is that we get to see the magical in the most mundane.

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  1. judie December 5, 2016 at 2:16 am #

    and manatees in abundance! 🙂

  2. Marilyn Fuss December 5, 2016 at 5:14 am #

    Enlarged in my first viewing, it was hard to estimate proportion, easy to abstract, and pretty. The humble potato. Such an amazing source of nutrients and reducer of hunger, maligned so much because of the rich company it keeps.