Recipe for Cherry Colgado Pie
1. While in Minneapolis, near or at the Walker Art Center and Walker Sculpture Garden, do not fail to notice the giant Cherry on a Spoon, by Claes Oldenburg. Take a picture, or get your hands on the brochure. (aku “Spoonbridge and Cherry 1985-1988″)
2. In Hanover New Hampshire, the Hood Museum at Dartmouth College has a sculptural piece by Juan Munoz (1953-2001) called “Hombre Colgado Pie (Man Hanging From His Foot, 2001)”. If the piece is not to be found on display, the little gift shop usually has a post card of this work.
3. In your mind, or with a scissors and paste, or some high falluting high tech thingamajig, juxtapose or put together as in a dream or a mash, these two concepts. Cherry plus colgado pie equals cherry colgado pie.
4. Serves one to six billion. Store the rest in a container, well-chilled for future use, reissue, a caprice.
5. For a little more spice, listen to “Symphony for improvisers” while you work, or certain hockey broadcasts, BUT NOT BOTH. See also.
Note may also be served with couscous van bruggen
edit to add: I described this project and even showed my actual sketch to the actual artist Kara Maria (fka Kara Maria Sloat) and she took me serious enough or indulged me enough to ask about production per se. So yeah maybe I could write to Hood Museum about lending Juan Munoz “Hombre” and letting travel like the mother in William Faulkner’s “As I Lay Dying” all the way from Hanover to Minneapolis in a carriage or hearse and then, so, yeah, can it hang from from the Cherry stem, so how, for a minute. And maybe Dave Douglas or Steve Bernstein can gather there and play Don Cherry, his music. But for now the piece is a thought-experiment (like a Yoko Ono thingy) or exists only in Plastic Alto. (And not to digress but last night a PBS doc about Mexico 1910-1930 and Eisenstein said something about “film and plastic arts”. What are “plastic arts”?)