Tag Archives: consumption

Funeral Baked Meats

They don’t seem to be worrying about the alleged carcinogenic qualities of processed meat in Italy. I have never seen so many hams in one place in my life. And they are available in nice sweaty little packs for those … Continue reading

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The Nautilus Cup

This drawing is an illustration from my third positioning paper. I had been exploring notions of greed or pleionexia in Dutch pronkstilleven painting from the Seventeenth century. I have already mentioned that there is a disturbing under current which runs below the surface of … Continue reading

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A Cloud for a Robe, Rainbows for Tassels.

Someone sits in a mountain vale A robe of clouds, rainbows for tassels The fragrant forest is the place to live The road has been long and difficult With a heart full of doubt and regret A life has passed … Continue reading

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Baubles, Bangles, Bright Shiny Beads

Ok, this is a post of sheer self indulgence. I’ve been looking at trinkets, gewgaws, baubles and what have you’s at the S’ant Ambrogio flea market. And I find them quite delicious. Up to now I have at least tried to … Continue reading

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White Founts Falling in the Courts of the Sun

There are a lot of drinking water fountains in Florence. And some of them have been there for a long time. This one, near the San Lorenzo market, has lost its nose, presumably by the long term erosion of water … Continue reading

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Daisy in a Jelly Glass

“Always have something beautiful in sight, even if it’s just a daisy in a jelly glass.” – H. Jackson Brown, Jr. I have been thinking about glass and its bewitching qualities and that has led me to that rather mawkish quote. … Continue reading

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I’m staying on the wrong side of the Arno and I like it very much thank you! It is quiet and we seem to be almost the only tourists. We were taking a little constitutional along the riverside, noticing how … Continue reading

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