Art of the Absurd
I love art that is absurd, playful, and has a twist. It loosely fits into the art category of surrealism as defined by wikipedia: "Surrealist works feature the element of surprise, unexpected juxtapositions and non sequitur…." I've painted a number of paintings in the past that are a playfully absurd and they are really fun. I will be finishing some new works in the future.
I love the food photography ads that pop up occasionally in the magazines and tv. I collect the print ads in a file for a jump start of creativity when I am having an artist block. Here's one of my favorites:
This ad is from the Cattlemen's Beef Board. Pieces of beef as mountains with blue cheese sauce snow tips and broccoli trees in the valley. Fantastic! I love the use of meat as mountains – lots of symbolism in that. And who hasn't called broccoli "trees" to try to get a child to eat them. Great fun art!