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Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Soft Food

TV-DinnerBreak your jaw? Braces hurt? Just get your wisdom teeth out?

What you need is some soft food from fiber artist Bnice2mice, otherwise known as Nicole Gastonguay of Queens, N.Y. It may be lacking in nutrition, but at least your gums will feel better.

In addition to the down-in-the-mouth TV Dinner (above left), Gastonguay has knitted a pantryfull of anthropomorphic food, including a cannoli, a hot dog, a cheeseburger and a carton of milk. She also knits non-food items, though some have culinary potential — knit-and-purled calamari, anyone?

Gastonguay's drawings are quite good too, and some of them remind me of Indianapolis artist Emma Overman's work. TV Dinner and several of Gastonguay's other works may be found in Flickr's food character pool. If you like that sort of thing, browsing the submissions is a great way to spend a few minutes.
M. Zane Grey, 9:05 AM