Beans

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Simple household tasks can take a lot longer when you’re an artist. Shelling these beans took about an hour because I was compelled to document the process as I went along.

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Kirsty Hall: Broad Beans, June 2009

Although they’re edible, I couldn’t leave these little triangles on because they were spoiling the symmetrical aesthetic of the beans. Sigh.

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Kirsty Hall: Broad Beans, June 2009

I don’t even particularly like the taste of broad beans but I am always utterly seduced by their waxy pale green.

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Kirsty Hall: Broad Beans, June 2009

I wish you could have heard the crisp snapping and stroked the soft furry insides of the pods.

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Kirsty Hall: Broad Beans, June 2009

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Kirsty Hall: Broad Beans, June 2009

I am an artist & purveyor of obsessive projects based in Hebden Bridge, England. My work involves the accretion of large numbers of small objects - pins in fabric, knots in string or hundreds of envelopes - to make sculptures that deal with fragility, loss, repetition, obsession and time.

8 thoughts on “Beans

  1. Btw, double podding them helps with the taste thing.

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    Kirsty Reply:

    Thanks Kitty, I may have to try that since another load came in the veg box this week.

    I’ve read that you can make a kind of broad bean puree similar to hummus but I think I might just pop them in a casserole.

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  2. Thanks Kitty, I may have to try that since another load came in the veg box this week.

    I've read that you can make a kind of broad bean puree similar to hummus but I think I might just pop them in a casserole.

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