By exploring the concept of desire through a series of macro digital photographs of the anthropomorphic character of garden grown carrots, I draw to the sensuous surface and unique forms that like with most garden vegetables, take on a life of their own when removed from their natural dirt covered existence. When grown in hard ground, the carrots struggle to find a way to penetrate into the soil, twisting and curling as they force their way into cracks in in the mud. When the dirt covering is removed, the carrot that is left becomes an almost human-like shape. Grotesque and twisted by their growth, the carrots take on human characteristics which intrigue and repulse. Allowing a new view of this familiar subject.
These shots were my final photography project for Introduction to Digital Photography at the University of Manitoba School of Art. The project theme was titled "Desire".