Thursday, September 6, 2007

Garlic


9/5: Garlic, oil on canvas panel, 7x5 in.

Old English word of the day:
gárléac [gär'-lāək]
This literally means "spear-leek" from the shape of its leaves, or cloves according to one reference. As it was mentioned in Old English texts (before the 11th century) I believe it would have referred to other Allium varieties native to Britain before it came to mean the familiar A. sativum that apparently was brought back during the Crusades.

3 comments:

janie said...

beautiful work, just had a scroll down your blog, very impressive, love your ability to take an ordinary everyday object and highlight it's natural beauty.

Oliver. said...

I'm really enjoying watching your work.

Josh Hoye said...

Absolutely beautiful work.