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Acorn Man Portrait

October 23, 2010

I have always been interested in anthropomorphic fruit and veggies. I love giving them faces, arms & legs. Essentially giving them personalities. When I was a kid I used to collect acorns and make little people with them using pipe cleaners and painting faces on them. Well last week I was out jogging by the Hudson and saw the acorns were ready and falling from the trees so I collected a bunch to give to my squirrels. (The ones I feed from my fire escape). I kept looking at the bowl full of them, admiring their smooth brown surfaces and remembering how I used to love them. That was what inspired me to immortalize one in a painting. To honor the humble acorn, a true symbol of autumn.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. November 15, 2010 8:00 pm

    I love this ! didn’t think an ‘acorn person’ would be possible!

  2. ridley8 permalink
    January 9, 2011 9:28 pm

    Acorn Man is very cool. He would be an excellent main character in a folk tale or Childrens book. Once seen he’s never forgotten! The dark backgrounds on these portraits help to make them timeless. Nice work!

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