Wednesday, 12 March 2008


Brace yourself, gentle reader, for I am about to open your eyes to yet more GOOGLY-EYED HORRORS!

The other day, I posted - courtesy of my friend, JEN - one of a number of portraits by the artist, Iain Hetherington who, in addition to the usual painterly stuff, uses googly-eyes to catch the gallery-goer's eye...

Well, of course, Art is ART and part of its purpose is to Shock, but what are we to make of a flickr site which Jen also spotted?

American actress, writer and comedienne, Amy Sedaris (right), author of the best-selling i like you: hospitality under the influence, invited listeners to the Leonard Lopate Show on New York Public Radio to respond to a "craft challenge".

Amy's challenge was for people to Make Food Come Alive With Googly Eyes and then photograph the results and upload them to flickr.

The results are, believe me, truly terrifying! So much so, in fact, I can only bring myself to show you a handful of the resulting photos...

To view the entire hell's kitchen of 310 shocking images on 11 ghastly pages, visit the flickr Amy Sedaris Craft Challenge Pool

Or to see these culinary horrors as a slide show, click here

And to discover which monstrosities won and listen to Amy discussing the winning entries, click (if you really must!) here

Whatever (or whoever) you are eating today --- enjoy!

Click image to enlarge and reveal the full fearsome details!

Images (from top): lisacat, kellyc96, rachel is coconut&lime, crubantoast, staramaze, cvloehr, Carol Esther, Angie Naron


Anne said...

That's hilarious! I love it... in a low-brow sort of way. :D Especially the pickles. Poor things look so forlorn, looking out from that jar.

Good Dog said...

I don't want to sound paranoid but...

Brian Sibley said...

ANNE - Yep, I'll never eat another gherkin in my life!