Always Read The Label

It’s Friday, which is the day that, when I can be bothered, I post something that I claim is art, even though it really isn’t.

Even accepting the notion that art is in the eye of the beholder, and that anything can therefore qualify as art, it would be a stretch to claim I’ve actually achieved anything remotely artistic with my ‘Artist’s Corner’ feature.

But today that’s about to change because, ladies and gentlemen of the blogosphere, I give you this masterpiece:


Now you might claim that all I’ve done here is rip the label off a tin of tomatoes and replaced it with a white self adhesive label onto which I’ve written the word worms.

And you’d be right, that is all I’ve done.

It isn’t an actual can of worms and not even a particularly gullible small child would fall for it. Mrs Proclaims was, nonetheless, a tad apprehensive when I opened the above can earlier this week to make a sea food pasta dish. She ate it but she did eye the squid with a little more suspicion than usual.

But it is art nonetheless, because my ‘can of worms’ is representative of all of the metaphorical ‘cans of worms’ being opened at the moment, all over the world (but often by one man in particular…).

When you think about it I’ve been very very clever here.

Probably the most clever of all the artists.


  9 comments for “Always Read The Label

  1. August 18, 2017 at 9:17 am

    Brilliant, creative, clever and funny, I LOVE IT!!!

    Liked by 1 person

    • August 18, 2017 at 10:19 am

      I don’t think the phrase “you are too kind” has ever had greater meaning but you are too kind 🙂

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  2. August 18, 2017 at 9:47 am

    Where can I buy a facsimile? Obviously I can’t afford the original!

    Liked by 1 person

    • August 18, 2017 at 10:17 am

      Actually the original is available although for a limited time only – it’s nestling in my recycling bin at the moment but I believe you only have a few hours before the council comes to empty it. Remember this is a limited time offer so act now!

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      • August 18, 2017 at 11:13 am

        I’ve sent my bank details by e mail so please deduct the purchase price, no matter what it is. I’m setting out now!

        Liked by 1 person

  3. Marie Christine
    August 18, 2017 at 7:20 pm

    Love it!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. August 19, 2017 at 3:29 pm

    Haha, very good. I’m liking this new ‘photo art’ concept! Wasn’t there some cat that was or wasn’t alive in a box, until it was opened? So, potentially, couldn’t it have been an actual can of worms at the point of capturing the image? 🤔

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    • August 23, 2017 at 11:01 am

      Shrodinger’s ‘can of worms’. An intriguing concept. But I did remove the previous label which definitely said ‘chopped tomatoes’ so I’m not sure my argument would be as strong as the cat scenario. But art is art so any interpretation is acceptable. In which case it definitely is a ‘can of worms’. Or not.
      I think you might’ve opened up another ‘can of worms’…

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