|The Juniper Tree (Yogurt-Ghost Fairy Tale) by Natalie Eve Garrett|
|Red Riding Hood by Natalie Eve Garrett|
Heh - she's in a hot sauce cloak! Great pun. And more of a challenge for the Wolf methinks. ;)
Apparently fine artist Natalie Eve Garrett not only works in regular paint media but also (it appears) in soy sauce, molasses and Sriracha (hot sauce) with a pinch of this and a pinch of that for details... but primarily it all begins with yogurt. You could say these are kitchen-inspired fairy tales, edible tales, consumable tales, transient tales and interestingly also you could say they're corruptible tales... because these are, quite literally ALIVE!
|Goldilocks by Natalie Eve Garrett|
Swirling her condiments into wonderful little tales, she regularly posts her edible art on one of my new favorite online places to visit, The Hairpin, and has (happily for us) created a two-part series (so far) of fairy tale yogurt surprises that she shared.
|The Willful Child by Natalie Eve Garrett|
|The Little Mermaid by Natalie Eve Garrett|
|Juniper Tree (detail) by Natalie Eve Garrett|
|Rapunzel by Natalie Eve Garrett|
|Rapunzel detail by Natalie Eve Garrett|
Like this, in The Siamese Hair-Twin Ghosts (read the captions for the story):
|Once upon a time there were two ghosts connected only by their hair. They got along well, and mostly didn't mind being bound together.|
|But sometimes one wanted braids and the other wanted to wear her hair down, and they'd silently shriek and pull their hair...|
|... until they were all tangled up in knots.|
I'm interested in making work that conveys a sense of humor and magic, with a disarming twist.I highly recommend browsing her posts on The Hairpin for other yogurt-surprises. She has a sharp yet whimsical sense of humor and it's just delightful to see.
I grew up outside Washington, D.C., and was influenced by tangles of woods, The Brother's Grimm, the Blue Ridge Mountains and Buffy the Vampire Slayer. After studying art at Yale, I went on to receive my MFA from the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Design. Currently I live and work in a little town outside D.C. along the Potomac River. My art can be seen regularly on TheHairpin.com and in private collections.
|Snow White by Natalie Eve Garrett|
And I want more. ("MORE??!?") Yes! Please?
(I will also NEVER look at my condiments the same way again...)
Natalie's website is HERE, her Etsy shop is HERE and The Hairpin, where she can often be found, is HERE.
PS Aw- snap! I see Neatorama JUST postsed these today. (At this writing.) Never mind - the more people see Ms. Garrett's condiment creativity, the more she'll be inspired to do (we hope!). If you like her work, be sure to let her know.