Feed Me!

Feed Me! - clay pods in Spain

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.

Feed Me! - surrealistic clay pods in Spain, by Tatiana Travelways

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:

Feed Me! - clay pods in Spain black and white art print by Tatiana Travelways

… And this is how it can look above your living-room sofa:

Feed Me black and white photo print above the living-room sofa, by Tatiana travelways



8 Comments on “Feed Me!

      • Yeah, wife & I gotta make it there; 2 of 3 kids have gone all over there, from Barcelona, beaches to tiny towns. The town of Lerma is where some (most? / all?) our Spanish side early folks came from (to the US); my other half (I think) being mostly American Indian

          • I do! My wife (1/2 French 1/2 Irish ☘️ – both us born & raised US) says I’m fluent – I’m not, lol! I know enough to know I’m not fluent-fluent Now our 6 yr old grandson, going to a bi-lingual school here in Austin, he’s growing up w/out a trace of Texas accent “when” he’s speaking Spanish. But he’s a Texas boy

  1. Beautiful photos. I like the black and white version best. I think it will look great on one of my walls. I’m going to check the prices right now. Your post really inspired me.

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