Saturday, October 30, 2010


Crash said...

Just out of curiosity, how many square feet did it take to produce that much squash?

bastinptc said...

The mound has about a 10 ft. diameter. Six plants garnered 44 ripe squash and a another 12 or so unripe. Two other squash plants (Kubocha) gave us 14 ripe squash. Nothing out of the ordinary in well-composted soil.

TenMile said...

I've viewed this picture several times now. The crop doesn't surprise me, the watermelon stripes of two colors does.

But a flight of fiction strikes me each time.

The tall figure is male, I'm sure, you gave it a helmet, in spite, I think of its slenderness. Such slenderness is consistent with squash, I know, but you've given it nothing but a dress to wear - thought might allow for a poncho and inclement weather.

One questions the white flag however in the figures eternal battle with opposing fighter forces in your behalf.

Just thought I'd get that off my chest, so to speak.

bastinptc said...

TM - I tell young artists with a specific agenda to take care in their content. Poor things, so dead set at an early age to close down the meanings of others.

I saw a prototype and asked how best to replicate with materials I had at-the-ready. While I do have my own read, I am content with the notion that others will bring to it what they will. Make that: take no small joy in what others add.

I see my scarecrow as both ominous and tragic. He lost his left hand early on.

Crash said...

That's a lot of stuff out of a coyote and some magazines. What say you about a previous comment about the chemicals in the magazines?