February 5, 2008

"Poulets au marché de fermiers"

Oli on panel - 5" x 7
Although I fancy myself both a gourmet and gourmand, I have my head in the sand when it comes to the realities of food and death. Here in the states, our meat is cut into nice little pieces and hermetically sealed in cling wrap. At the farmers market in Paris, here were the chickens – head, feet and all. I don’t know why, but I kept thinking about Chicken Little when I came upon these little guys and felt sad for them. If I had to kill my own food, I probably would be a vegetarian. All that said, the almost abstract quality of the varying colors of the flesh made for an interesting painting exercise and I sort of like the pathos. I came home with a nasty, imported French cold and could use some chicken soup right now…sorry guys.

3 comments:

dneascooks said...

chicken soup from a Safeway chicken won't be as effective as this well painted fresh french farmer's poulet..... but I deliver!

Todd Bonita said...

Thanks for the comments on my blog, It prompted me to click over and I've been having some fun reading your blog and looking at your work. Fabulous stuff. You are a breath of fresh air and you made me laugh several times here. I love your food art from France. Your love for life is evident and contageous.
All the best to you,
Todd

Mark Adams said...

Thanks Todd,
It's true, I do have fun. My wife often asks “When do I get to be you?”