This Fish Doesn't Need Any Ruffly Lettuce

This Fish Doesn't Need Any Ruffly Lettuce

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Can a pair of socks be a work of art? How about a shopping bag? Why not!? Well, we made our warehouse into a work of art, too. With blazing red trim and banners on the walls and our logo so loud on the door you can almost hear its voice.

But still, it needed something more; some high-calorie sustenance for this dynamic creature.

So now, emblazoned on the wall of the outer corridor, in letters four feet high, in crisp bright, eye-popping color is the phrase "THIS FISH DOESN’T NEED ANY CHIPS"- professionally and precisely executed by local painter superb Mike Rousseau.

 

First, we solicited slogans, concepts and tongue twisters from the warehouse crew at large. We also had some headlines clipped from the New York Times arts section. We ended up with a long list of possibilities, from the snarky to the philosophical and everything in between. 

Some contenders:

- Set the controls for the heart of the sun
- A cat is a lion to a mouse
- Think like a proton and stay positive
- And one of my personal favorites – "I feel more like I do now than I did," which I’m still not sure makes any actual sense but it’s wicked fun to say.

In the usual Blue Q democratic way, we wrote the fifteen or twenty most promising phrases on scraps of paper and threw them on the floor while everyone stood in a circle and voted on the best, most fitting, of them all. Only greatness will suffice! Survival of the coolest. Or the weirdest.

And honestly what could make more sense in our special little climate than "This Fish Doesn't Need Any Chips?"

Or ruffly lettuce, or parsley, or tartar sauce. Or even lemon wedges?

But that’s not all. Surely you didn’t think we would stop there, did you? Mike R. ventured inside the warehouse proper too, making a composite image of these charming drawings that our BCARC staff made in their weekly art classes. He then projected the collage, again on an enormous scale, and perfectly and permanently charted it onto the walls. It reminds us all of how the greatest art is often spontaneous.

We love this collaboration so much it even became the cover of the 2016 catalog! (See above!)

So what zany, madcap project will be next for our ever-growing, ever-changing work space? Your guess is as good as ours!

 

 

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