Posts Tagged ‘Wonder Bread’
Readers will recall Catherine McEver’s “Embroidered Wonder Bread.” Well, lest one think that this exhausted the artistic possibilities of that all-too-common comestible, there’s the work of photographer Henry Hargreaves. Hargreaves arranges dozens of differentially-done slices of toast to create portraits of the Beatles, Jim Morrison, Che, and (as above) Marilyn Monroe.
As we make a move for the marmalade, we might recall that it was on this date in 1659 that Daniel Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe was shipwrecked and marooned on the desert island that was his home for the next 28 years. Defoe’s novel, based in part on the true story of shipwrecked sailor Alexander Selkirk, was titled The Life and Strange Surprizing Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, of York, Mariner: Who lived Eight and Twenty Years, all alone in an un-inhabited Island on the Coast of America, near the Mouth of the Great River of Oroonoque; Having been cast on Shore by Shipwreck, wherein all the Men perished but himself. With An Account how he was at last as strangely deliver’d by Pyrates.
Title page of the first edition (source)
Sticking with the “handmade” theme of yesterday’s post, the extraordinary work of Catherine McEver, “Embroidered Wonder Bread“:
Catherine volunteers answers to two questions sure to be on readers’ lips:
How do you embroider Wonder Bread? Very, very carefully. How long do they last? I have a couple of slices that are over four years old that look just like new.
(TotH to GMSV)
As we try to find those thimbles, we might recall that it was on this date in 1570 that Gilles Coppens de Diest at Antwerp issued Flemish cartographer Abraham Ortelius’ Theatrum Orbis Terrarum– a collection of 53 maps that is generally agreed to have been the first modern atlas.