The name of cauliflower comes from Italian "cavolfiore" which means "cabbage flower"(and this comes from Latin caulis - cabbage and flos - flower). In Polish "kalafior" we don't see neither cabbage or flower but at least it sounds great. And the fresh white colour of the first cauliflowers really adds sparkle to the veggies stalls. Do you remember my "Green market" (it is HERE)?
Personally I love the taste of cauliflowers but I also find their interesting shape inspirational. Last year it was used in many forms. Ever seen "Cauliflower tree":
And you may remember fermented cauliflower I presented here some posts ago (HERE):
It was also my role model for Medieval initial "C":
This year I decided to focus on the head of this white and edible flower:
Fancy a fish dish? You're welcome: The idea for fisherman's kitchen portrait arose long ago. It was percolating slowly on the back burner and now the time has come to express it in fabrics. I wanted it rather dark, in tones of browns and blues. Hand dyed antique linen and lace (aka fishing net) were the starting point setting the mood for the whole piece. Smoked fish and the basket of fishes were the obvious choices as well as the big pot with fish soup. I wasn't sure what window view I want but the scraps just lined up for the big sky and the sea. So what to put on the table? At first I wanted simple silver plates but the addition of fishes turned it into splendind feast. That's how we ended up on the fine dining in this humble fisherman's kitchen. I love making kitchen portraits. In the next post will show you more of them, the ones created through the time I was absent here. But of course I had to share my newest baby first, right? Bon appetit!
The time has come to make some move - with all the internet changes, new opportunities and new directions my art is evolving, it seems the good idea to move into a new place. I will keep blogging on my website - bozenawojtaszek.com On daily basis we can meet on instagram, just follow @bozena_wojtaszek And to get more insight views on my art process, inspirations and developments subscribe to my NEWSLETTER ! See you on the new patches! Czas na zmianę - wszystko się zmienia to i ja coś zmienię :) Przenoszę się z blogowaniem na moją stronę - www.bozenawojtaszek.com . A na co dzień można mnie spotkać na instagramie, @bozena_wojtaszek . No i jeszcze coś dla bardzo ciekawych tajników mojego procesu twórczego, inspiracji i rozwoju - NEWSLETTER ! Do zobaczenia na nowych ścieżkach!
Last summer I went crazy with fermenting veggies. It wasn't my first attempt to it but this time I started looking at them along the process. I like to try different combinations both for taste and... for the color. So the ideas for new textile works started to pop up. Yes, watching fermenting radish, zucchini and garlic made me to create roses. My main focus was on the background - hand dyed it myself to repeat this smokey rose hue. But wait, roses come in all colors, don't they? Yellow pepper, radish and turnip resulted in another roses' idea - this time "Colorful rose garden" was born. Both of these wall hangings are available for sale HERE , as I'm sure that more will follow. Actually I already have an idea for another rosy piece but this time it will be slightly different. Of course you don't think that my ferments are only for artistic inspiration, right? I really eat them in big quantities. And I make them all year round.