The Artichokes of Eden

"And there were giant vegetables on the Earth in those days..."



  • seriykotik1970 9y

    Wow- thank-you all. I imagine the garden of Eden as a magical place, with untamed nature running riot with Man -or in this case Woman- a latecomer. But in the first day of her life Eve has not even met her "husband" yet, let alone any insidiously insistent sepents. Adam hasn't started digging yet and everything is still unspoilt. So far...
  • Paul Jackson 9y

    I missed this earlier-its stunning
  • charmante (via kindle) 9y

    Marvelous biblical phantasy! The virgin Eve...unknown to iconography--until now! I love the blue/grey tones... Ochin krasyvii!!!

    What a good job, those giant artichokes; could eat the same one for weeks.
    I guess Eden was Paradise for the vegetarians among us!
  • seriykotik1970 9y

    Thanks very much Paul and charmante. The sculpture illustrates the passage from "Paradise Lost" in which Eve, in the evening of her first day of life, describes to Adam the moment when she caught a glimpse of her own relection in a pool of water. The giant vegetables... well Milton didn't know about them.
  • Ray Fujioka 9y

    I just love this image. Like a number of other Flickrites , my first thought was "Wow! artichoke wings." In fact, in my head, I had already titled this Artichokes of Ascension. Definitely a fave.
  • _vanitY_ 8y

    This Masterpiece would deserve to appear in :

    " ╠Art Libre-Free Art-Arte Libre-Freie Kunst-invited pix only╣ .

    tag with : "ArtLibre" and consider to join us :o)

    "When I photograph, what I'm really doing is seeking answers to things."

    [Wynn Bullock] - American photographer
  • Nesster 8y

    YES! Art Libre is just where this image should be seen...

    in addition, perhaps splendiferous.

    This award serves as an invitation.
    Please add your photo marvel to Splendiferous!. (Read Rules)
  • seriykotik1970 8y

    Thanks, Kunstkammer, VanitY and Nesster! I'll post this in those groups.
  • Fadzly Mubin 8y

    If you ask me "So what transforms some utter boring simple records into pictures of lasting merit?" I'll answer,"It comes down to the choice of subject. The photographer must have intense curiosity, not just passing visual interest, in the name of the pictures. This curiosity leads to intense examination, reading, talking, research and many, many failed attempts over a long period of time. This photo here I assume is a good example of a photo which has a good subject as a starting point.
  • gary isaacs' photos 8y

    beautiful and hilarious :-)
  • Telzey 7y

    Always one of my favorites! Thanks for posting it to BSquare.

    You are invited to display your image in:
    Who You Lookin' At?
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  • Natalie Roitman 7y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called ~ Fine Art ~, and we'd love to have your photo added to the group.

    -- (?)
  • seriykotik1970 7y

    Thank you RoseMist. i've added it to your select group of beautiful pictures. I find it very satisfying to see the square format getting more and more popular here- as your group shows!
  • darkenergy777 7y

    Beautiful atmospheric work.!!
    Seen in: Fine Art
  • -Steve Roe- 7y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Flickr Tate Gallery (invites only), and we'd love to have this added to the group!
  • -Steve Roe- 7y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called B&W Xibit, and we'd love to have this added to the group!
  • seriykotik1970 7y

    Steve Roe and Rose Mist- thanks for the invitations.
  • Fernando Mafé 6y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Alcachofas/Artichokes /Carxofes/الخرشوف, and we'd love to have this added to the group!
    جائزة الخرشوف
  • Telzey 6y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Galerie Lumière, and we'd love to have this added to the group!
  • Visualtricks 6y


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Taken on October 24, 2006
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