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.
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: