It may sound strange, but “Feed Me!” came to my mind when I saw this bizarre clay pods, with their big openings pointing toward me.
My husband and I were in Tarragona, Spain – someplace near the Mediterranean Coast, exploring the surroundings.
I always thought that Spanish art had a lot of surreal in it, but when visiting the country, I understood why. Hard to explain, but I had the feeling of strangeness even when I was not in an art museum…
These huge pots were lying on the field, practically in the middle of nowhere… No signs of human life around: no houses, no farms, just bushes and small trees. Enigmatic? You bet! Their huge openings were literally big enough to let a person enter inside… Like big mouths waiting to be fed – huh! I even had some goose-bumps for a second – the whole scene looked a bit threatening…
* I think this was after we visited Dali’s museum and the idea of “bizarre” was still alive in my head 🙂
Well, obviously we couldn’t just continue our driving and ignore them. I absolutely had to take a photo! A fence was separating this field from the highway. I had to climb it to take the shot, and this was helpful, because it gave me a better perspective. The clouds certainly added to the atmosphere too. I kinda liked this non classic sort of still life photo.
After posting this article on Facebook, somebody said that Spanish people were using these clay pots for making/storing their wine. Yes, they are making a lot of wine in Spain… That made me see them less creepy – ha, ha 🙂
This photo is now available in my gallery at Fine Art America as print either for home and wall decor or as accessories, as you can see in the display below. Just click on them for details and prices.
I also thought that this image would look good in black and white, as well, so here it is: “Feed Me!” the surrealistic clay pots in b&w – click on it for more info:
… And this is how it can look above your living-room sofa: