Dimensions: 10 x 8"
Materials: glossy photograph
This photo was used in a Photovoice exhibit with the following writing:
Have you ever seen an artichoke anywhere other than the grocery store? I hadn’t until traveling in Ireland. Before my trip, I was talking with someone about my surprise with my recent art successes and they said I was like an artichoke. The picture of an ugly, thorny thing came to mind, but when googling it I discovered they actually have an amazing purple bloom that unfolds from the center. The bloom simply reveals itself. When I was off medication, I became increasingly plagued with symptoms that took much of my energy. After making the decision to go back on medication my art life exploded into full bloom. There was a play on words with referring to me as an artichoke…Art-I-Choke. Thats the way it was. Now I’m referred to as Art-I-used-to-Choke.
Please refer to the Artwork/Multimedia/Photography gallery on this website to see the full expanse of this photo (the shop would only allow a cropped image).