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Halloween Hangover


A word on pumpkins: We all seek perfection, whether it is in mathematics, words, community, whatever. In form and form making, the ancients found perfection in rational shapes: circles, squares, and triangles . . . and people, somehow. Frank Gehry likes fish, Frank Zappa likes tweezers and poodles. For me, it's pumpkins. They are earthy, but technicolored. Lumpy and irregular, but unmistakably characterized by a rhythmic segmentation. They embody the Vitruvian ideal of Firmness, Commodity, and Delight.
This is the pumpkin I did last week, with the "bulge" parameter at 16', 8', and 4':


3 comments:

  1. "For me, it's pumpkins. They are earthy, but technicolored. Lumpy and irregular, but unmistakably characterized by a rhythmic segmentation"....Hey, they taste good as well, especially in a pie! :-)

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  2. Don't forget about soup, especially this time of year. Pumpkin soup always gets second billing to butternut and this is an injustice that must be stopped.

    A nice pumpkin soup with chives from the garden and a little sour cream (or crème fraîche if you are feeling pretentious). Maybe a nice hefeweizen on the side, just the thing after a long day of factory work.

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  3. I'll go lower down the culinary tree and swing by Dunkin Donuts for my seasonal pumpkin spice coffee.

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