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Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Toxic Cookies

inspiration: John Sandel

I've mentioned how John and I chase light around our house with our cameras. Sometimes, the light is subtle and fleeting. Sometimes, the combination of light and object are positively wild.

But you have to keep your eyes open.

Although this one fits more into the wild category than the subtle, if John hadn't pointed it out I might not have noticed. It was drying in the dish rack one afternoon. I've pumped up the color.

Don't worry. This is the outside of the pan.

28 comments:

Dina said...

I would never have guessed this one.
Keep on chasing, you guys.

dive said...

Wowee! Jackson Pollock branded cookwear. Spiffy.

Irina said...

You can honestly say that you are both new abstract art geniuses. What depth, feeling, sense!

magiceye said...

very creative!

J.J. in L.A. said...

I thought this was an aerial view of your neighborhood, before I read your post. lol!

Petrea said...

We are a team, I think! The chase is fun.

Magiceye, I was just thinking of you yesterday, knowing our president was visiting your city. I wonder what that did to the traffic.

Desiree said...

Wild!

Bellis said...

Woah, psychedelic, man. What did you put in those cookies?

Clifford Beshers said...

Wonderful!

Lori Webster said...

That's really great, Petrea...love whatever you did with the colors!

Petrea said...

I said, it's the outside of the pan, man.

The colors were already there, Lori, I just pumped them up a little. The pan isn't this color, it was the light reflecting on the metal. This side of the cookie sheet gets scraped across the oven rack a lot. The other side of it isn't nearly this interesting.

ben wideman said...

wow! I thought this was some kind of far out satellite photo or something. Really cool, P.

TheChieftess said...

The colors and texture made me think of Klimt's backgrounds...

Very cool and very creative Petrea and John!!!

Pasadena Adjacent said...

Thats basically what a good deal of my clothing looks like in six months.

Virginia said...

Oh I know this feeling. I do it all the time. Great abstract. Frame it!
V

Susan Campisi said...

It's amazing what beauty light and chemicals will create. Nice catch.

this too will pass said...

wow! looks like a detail from the background to a Klimt; best wishes, Charles

Speedway said...

Dammit, that's gorgeous! Who knew a cookie sheet could be so beautiful. Reminds me of paintings and drawings I've been looking at recently, but there're so many I just about can't say specifically who. You and John shoved and manipulated pixels in a way some people would like to shove around their paint, myself included.

Vanda said...

Very Modern Art. I like!

Petrea said...

Well, thanks, you all. This is all about developing an eye, I guess, and listening to John apparently has a lot to do with it. Maybe I will frame it, as Virginia suggests. Or go with PA's idea and wear it.

Bellis said...

Actually, it looks like the Turin Shroud. Your cookie sheet may become a place of pilgrimage.

Ms M said...

Interesting shot! It's fun to play with images like that. I've done that with the crumbs in a brownie pan, taking a closeup then using Photoshop to play....

Trish said...

Petrea---a couple of our clients have pans that the INSIDE look like this...ergo, why we have a set of pans we can quickly bring with us if need be...ugh!

but, this is an awesome shot. Thanks for reminding me to keep looking at light and colors!

Petrea said...

I think we should make a pilgrimage not to my pan but to Ms. M's, because it has brownies in it. And if we visit Trish's clients, we shall politely decline the cookies.

Gina said...

I look at a lot of satellite imagery and my first thought was that it was some sort of Landsat image or map...would never have guessed cookie sheet.

Amy said...

Nice. I love the colors and that you guys spotted this. :)

Petrea said...

I may have to frame this one.

USelaine said...

I agree with V and everyone on the abstract art jag. Frame it.