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#a299 :: Decaying orange

December 10, 2008

enlargeI was going to wax philosophical about the inevitability of decay, mind the magnificence of biology doing its tiny job, case about the way ashes do always turn to ashes and dust to …

But I’m halfway through a 3-day business trip, cheapest I’ve been working till 11 every night, and, well, I’m bushed. (In more ways than one. At least I haven’t been laid off yet. )

Anyway, I shot some objects over the weekend in anticipation of this mental and time deficit, including this gorgeous specimen I found hiding at the bottom of our fruit bowl. It’s almost too beautiful to recycle, but it was dragging itself inexorably in that direction and nothing I could do would have stopped it.

Best just to capture it in the midst of a fantastic death.

Filed under: Edible, Jetsam, Life form | Comments (2)

2 Comments

  1. artlife December 11, 2008 @ 12:21 am

    this reminded me of a watercolor series i did in art school

    i let several fruits and veg rot and then painted them on mat board – then i cut them out

    strangely beautiful

  2. mack reed December 11, 2008 @ 9:23 am

    Neato. And it does sound – like some of my art school projects, strangely beautiful.

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