“Nut Job” the Sculptures of Carolyn Ottmers
I’m not sure if this information is material, but Mr. Peanut is a complete fraud. His employer, Planters, has put him out there (top hat, monocle and spats) selling “mixed nuts” to an unsuspecting public for decades. The majority of the product, almonds, pecans, walnuts, cashews, pistachios, and Brazil Nuts, are actually seeds. In our hyper-regulated world, it baffles me that a company could get away with such a persistent and systematic charade. Don’t get me wrong, I realize that Mr. Peanut has his own hangups and identity issues since he is in fact, a legume, not a nut.
I think the FDA should be demanding to see HIS birth certificate, thank you very much.
One actual edible nut is the macadamia. Originating in Australia, it is almost impossible to crack without an elaborate drying process. The only bird that has a strong enough beak to access the meat in its raw state is the Hyacinth Macaw.
The pods, seeds, and flower sculptures created by artist, Carolyn Ottmers‘ are amazingly delicate considering they are made of steel and bronze.
Gallery Representation: Secrist Gallery
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Hi! I just discovered your blog thru Facebook, Herb Williams’s wall to be precise. These sculptures are wonderful — and your Mr. Peanut comments hysterical. I am a big fan of Mr. Peanut, so I still love him even if he is a legume.
I love this art! One alone is fabulous but an entire installation is mind blowing!
I’m thrilled you like them! so many fabulous pieces out there. If you know of others I should look at feel free to forward!
I am nuts about these seedy sculpts!
Hi nice to meet you, Jody here. I came through Kayce’s blog. Love this post – hilarious to hear about Mr Peanut! He was not really a part of my growing up as am a Kiwi but well acquainted with him now. Absolutely love these handing sculptures, so elegant and moving…