I returned to the Minnesota State Fair today to get some more pictures, especially anti-Bush/progressive ones of framed images in a medium called crop art. Crop art is made by gluing seeds, one by one, to a canvas. The seeds have to be their natural color and the seed has to grow in Minnesota. On my way to visit the Argiculture building to find the crop art, I stopped by the DFL booth. Coleen Rowley, the former FBI agent and well known whistleblower who has been critical of Bush was there.She is running for Congress. I asked her to step outside so I could take her photograph for SLugbug, my friend in Seattle. I told her that both of us admired her and that neither one of us could vote for her. She was glad to participate. She is sooo coool. I wish I were in her district and could vote for her.
Here is the crop art:
All of the artists' works pictured here won awards during the State Fair competition. Here is a summary of the awards quoted from an article in the Star Tribune:
• A portrayal of President Bush as Popeye declaring "I yam what I yam," along with the words "Addicted to Oyl," as in Olive, the sailorman's girlfriend. Artist Laura Melnick of St. Paul, an accomplished crop artist who often employs political themes, won a first-place ribbon.
• A representation of the highway sign "55 Saves Lives," with the word "Gas" written over "Lives." That artist was David Steinlicht of St. Paul, who won third place in the advanced division.
• Another portrayal of Bush shows him scattering seeds, over a verse from the Bible, Job 4:8, "Those who sow trouble, harvest it." Teresa Anderson of St. Paul earned a fourth-place citation