Sunday, October 27, 2019

Bumpy Pumpkins

Nice smooth flawless pumpkins are out. Pumpkins that look like they are suffering from blisters, boils and warts are in. Humans have always been drawn to the grotesque and Halloween is a time when we can explore and celebrate that which might make us uncomfortable or a little scared. There is a perverse beauty in these knobbly pumpkins, each one undoubtedly unique. There is also another benefit. With such an aggressively  textured surface, who will notice deteriorating soft spots or the gnawing of squirrels?