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Oyster Dinner in Mexico City

Updated: Sep 13, 2021

Artist's Statement:

At the other end of the day from the breakfast in Tuesday's painting, and across an ocean and a gulf from Cornwall - a dinner of fine oysters served late at night in Mexico City.

And an artistic contrast: between the soft waterlines of the oysters and the tough hardness of the shells.

Oil on Wood Panel

5 x 5 in

- food, glorious food -


musical based loosely on Dickens' Oliver Twist

Words to live by and also the number one reason

to order oysters right this instant.

The ritual of the lemon squeeze, the quick sauce pour,

and the hint of brine at the slurp

sets our minds at ease.

Bon Appetit

culinary magazine

An oyster, that marvel of delicacy, that concentration of sapid excellence,

that mouthful before all other mouthfuls, who first had faith to believe it,

and courage to execute? - the exterior is not persuasive.

Henry Ward Beecher

minister, leading abolitionist

"Honey" - Mrs. Mielswetzski leaned in and grabbed Charlotte's hands -

". . . You're so bright and talented. You can do whatever you set your mind on doing.

The whole world is your oyster." Charlotte signed inwardly.

She knew her mother was serious when she started referring to shellfish . . .

What's so great about the world being your oyster?

Does that mean, it's really hard to open, and

when you do, you have something slimy and gross on the inside?

Anne Ursu

The Shadow Thieves

Art as an Oasis™

Art as an Oasis is a series of occasional postings from the art of Carrie Kleinberger

providing a temporary respite from both mundane and monumental cares

complimented by words of wisdom from a diversity of others.

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