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Art Show: Spam and Trout Biennial 2010


by Carissa M Martos

Banner for Spam and Trout Biennial 2010 art show

Art: Stuffed by Artist Carissa M Martos
For this piece, I emptied two Spam cans, and pulled out the cubes of "meat." Then, I cubed a small portion of one of the Spam hunks, and stuffed one of the small fish with it, careful to keep true to the unnatural shape of the canned food product. I added a lemon twist and kidney-beans with rosemary sprigs for garnishes, and drizzled a bright-yellow curry sauce over the beans.

To create the "vases" in the image, I carefully halved a few small fish, stuffing them into the the now vacant Spam cans, so that their heads and tails stuck out at all angles. I love the irritated expression on the face of the plated fish, and the worry on the face of the canned guys.

Spam-stuffed fish and fish-stuffed Spam cans. My dog was overjoyed with the meal.

A digital photograph, retouched in Paint and then editing software, printed on velvety artist's paper that is soft to the touch.

Detail Images

Detail Image for art Stuffed

Detail Image for art Stuffed

Detail Image for art Stuffed


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