Thursday, February 15, 2007

Soaring corn price...

2 comments:

Rita R. said...

Still more of an editorial than food illo, but interesting start. I say start because it needs to be a bit more artfully handled - consider cooking the corn to plump it up, making the background and the light more interesting and finding some play money (I've even seen it in super size) that you can cut to look more like corn husks. Needs to be more artful - i.e. the $$ really need to look more like corn husks than dollar bills, which means you have to be willing to shape them. Can understand that you don't want to cut the real thing, but don't photocopy the real thing and cut that either as there are laws in this country against copying the currency - find fakes and stay on the right side of the law. What could you use to simulate the silks that could do double duty? Give it some thought.

Zach said...

Hey Jero - I can't remember exactly how I just stumbled upon your blog ... but anyways - here I am.

Conceptually this is an awesome idea. I agree with Rita “the $$ really need to look more like cornhusks than dollar bills” – but once you figure out how to do that, as an illustration, this could make for a pretty cool portfolio piece. I’d like to see more corn – maybe five or so ears and a stalk. It would take a lot more work but with an original idea like this I would definitely give it another shot. Additionally, you could have an ear of corn with those plastic end holders (like this but they come in yellow as well - http://www.amazon.com/OXO-Good-Grips-28381-Holders/dp/B00004OCJZ). Have two crumpled up dollar bills sitting off to the side as well (the removed husks). I don’t know – this could be pretty cool :/