Outside The Lines

Fun readings about Color, Art and Segmation!

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summer wagashi (Japanese sweets)

May 23, 2018

Japanese Wagashi: Sweet Art

The first wagashi were created at the end of the Edo period (between 1603 and 1868) in Japan. Here are five other fun facts about these Japanese confections:

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November 25, 2016

Artists Norman Rockwell and Hannah Rothstein Created Two Very Different Types of Thanksgiving-Themed Art

You’d be hard-pressed to find a soul who isn’t familiar with Norman Rockwell. He is the quintessential American artist, and he became famous by creating magazine covers for the Saturday...

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December 11, 2014

The Animal Kingdom Uses Color to Survive

The animal kingdom is alive and well b/c different species know how to change colors, adjust to their surroundings. Animals use color to attract mates, and, in effect, prolong the existence of their species. Did you know baby flamingos are gray while adults are pink because their diet includes foods filled with carotenoids?

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December 5, 2014

An Interview with James Ostrer

The message of Ostrer’s most recent art exhibit is rather clear: our relationship with junk food is horrifying. If you only know his junk food monsters, you don’t know James Ostrer. Get to know the English photographer better. What do fries, licorice and cream cheese have in common? James Ostrer creates fine art with these diet death traps.

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October 7, 2014

James Ostrer’s Junk Food Art

Humans love junk food. And many of us are addicted to it (which some claim is the food industry’s goal.) When considering this truth, it is safe to say that junk food has changed the face of our culture.

One artist, photographer James Ostrer decided to explore this phenomenon with his latest series, entitled, “Wotsit All About?”

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September 8, 2014

Coloring Each Season with Healthy Food

Regardless of what season we are in, crave-worthy foods find ways into our homes. But we don’t reach for them because of taste alone; these are the foods that color each season. Baskets of jams in winter and bowls of fruit in spring become colorful, edible kitchen décor. But no food colors a kitchen better than fruits and vegetables.

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April 10, 2012

Candy Art: We Don’t all Have to be Artists to Create Art!

Hannah Mendelsohn from Juneau, Alaska doesn’t necessarily consider herself an artist. She uses something you might have in your kitchen cabinet right this moment: M&Ms!

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