Collection: 33 Images of Urban/Suburban Wildlife Eating Orange Snack Foods
The above images are the edited result of multiple Google Image Searches for various urban/suburban wildlife, squirrels, ducks, geese, chipmunks, pigeons, seagulls, etc., eating orange food snacks, in most cases puffed or unpuffed “Cheetos” or what many would consider “generic Cheetos”. The collection resulted from a discussion some months ago between my wife, Jessica Westbrook, our son and I in which we considered the feasibility of developing a seagulls vs. pigeons game in which the two parties would compete, in a K-Mart parting lot, for “orange snack foods”. The phrase was coined by Ms. Westbrook to describe the myriad orange snack foods we had collectively seen various animals eating in our previous year in Chicago. This concept was stolen with her permission via Skype.
Bathroom Toy Pile
“Fatty Jubbo” (aka Chicago artist Greg Jacobsen) recently posted this photo essay and tour of his friend Matt Marsden’s home in Chicago. While I tend to doubt that such an obsessively filled and organized living space like this could handle a visit from our entire class, I’ve been tempted to ask Greg if he could at act as a liaison and see if Matt might accommodate a visitor or three. His collections look truly extraordinary and speak to not just an accumulation of random crap, but a living environment that extends from a rich and playful imagination, or a hyper-detailed mental world made physical through found and manipulated objects.
Sensitive readers might want to note that Greg’s writing is at times rather… colorful.
Thought you all might enjoy this bit of Leslie Hall genius:
Form a collection of 15 or more different photos from the internet (use multiple sources, not just one website) and bring this collection to class to display, or post/link to it here and we’ll discuss it. Be prepared to identify the theme of the collection, what order the photos should be presented in and what you hope viewers might be able to observe from this collection. Be creative and specific and challenge yourself. If the theme is something common – such as a famous person or place, try to hone on a highly particular quality that isn’t found in every photo of the subject.