Heyy Watermelon Tao Man

 

Sculpture bust by Wu Tong

Ceramic sculpture bust by Wu Tong

 

 

That elusive melon taste

 

I’d given up eating watermelon because the seedless variety was dominating what was on offer at my local supermarkets and taste-wise, the flavour had practically disappeared. Also colour wise, I always thought it was a shame to eliminate the black seeds from the watermelon and cynically replace them with these softer, anaemic seeds. However, recently I came across a piece of watermelon at an organic shop where it was great to see the vivid pink hues juxtaposed against its black seeds and it was wonderful to get reacquainted with the original divine taste. Maybe because it was organic and biodynamic, there were layers to the flavour that I hadn’t experienced before.
According to Tao principals, hardness and black have Yang attributes which contribute to attracting the Yin qualities of sweetness. On reflection, I understood that removing the black seeds had taken the flavour with them. This turned out to be an act of pure marketing madness — lets remove the inconvenience of these pesky black seeds and sacrifice the taste in the process.
To celebrate my rediscovery with the taste sensation of the watermelon, this post celebrates watermelon pink and other pink hues and their combinations with black.

 

 

 

Gertrud and Otto Natzler,-1963--Closed form vase @ LACMA

Closed form vase  —  Gertrude and Otto Natzler

@ LACMA 1963

 

 

Ogawa Noriyuki--Reincarnation

Ogawa Noriyuki– ‘Reincarnation’

 

 

Ogawa Noriyuki---Pure Pink bowl

Ogawa Noriyuki— ‘Pure’

 

 

Rose pink granite abstract sculpture –  Gert Olsen

USA 1970

 

 

Sphinx Sculpture from Tanis, in Pink Granite

Sphinx Sculpture from Tanis, in pink granite

 

 

Great Catalin Box with Cube Finial in Watermelon Red + Black---Decophobia

Great Catalin Box with Cube Finial in Watermelon Red + Black

Decophobia

 

 

Mats Jonasson---'Morgana' glass mascotte glass sculpture

Mats Jonasson—‘Morgana’ glass mascotte glass sculpture

 

 

 

CEramic sculpture 'Pink Face'  --  Deborah Halpern

Glazed, hand-painted ceramic ‘Pink Face’  —  Deborah Halpern

1991

 

 

Irises French Art Nouveau Cameo Glass Vase by Burgun & Schverer

‘Irises’ French Art Nouveau pink Cameo Glass Vase by Burgun & Schverer

 

 

 

Dorothy Hafner,- Pink Disc-1989,

Dorothy Hafner,  ‘Pink Disc’

1989

 

 

Emmanuel Cooper (1938-2012, England) 1980 Bowl with Pink Stripes

Emmanuel Cooper, ‘Bowl with Pink Stripes’

England 1980

 

 

Chaïbia-Talal--Morocco Painting

Chaïbia Talal, Morocco

 

 

Ceramic vase with four painted figures in black by Mette Doller-KimcherovaNY

Ceramic vase with four painted figures in black by Mette Doller

Kimcherova, NY

 

Louis Garrmann ceramic cup

Louis Garrmann ceramic cup

 

 

Ramesh-Mario-Nithiyendran sculptures

Ramesh Mario Nithiyendran

Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art, 2016

 

 

Carme Collell.-'pink black cube-2, 2004

Carme Collell.  —  ‘Pink black cube 2′

2004

 

Buddhist Jewel of Wisdom sculpture

Buddhist Jewel of Wisdom carved with Mountain Pavilions

LACMA

 

 

Brother Thomas Amphora Form Vase, Purple Copper Glaze Porcelain-vaze-modern-ceramics

 Amphora Form Vase, Purple Copper Glaze Porcelain vase  —  Brother Thomas

 

 

Pink Granite Coast - Brittany, France

‘Pink Granite Coast’ – Brittany, France

 

 

Art Glass Sculpture by Chris Lowry and Chris Richards from Kela's...a glass gallery on Kauai

Art Glass Sculpture by Chris Lowry and Chris Richards

Kela’s glass gallery on Kauai

 

 

Pink afro large

Pink fairy floss ‘fro

 

 

Body of pink-grey granite monumental statue of Ramses II

British Museum

 

 

Collection of Leon Hecht and Robert Pincus-Witten - Rose Cabat 'feelie'

 Rose Cabat ‘feelie’ from Collection of Leon Hecht and Robert Pincus Witten

 

 

Chris Ouk-painting of pink blossom and heron

Chris Ouk painting of pink blossom

LA

 

 

Ikebana Straight-Lines---2016

‘Straight Lines’ — Pat’s Ikebana

AUS 2016

 

 

Steve Leaning--Landform 2 ceramic sculpture

Steve Leaning — ‘Landform 2′

 

 

Schneider mottled footed Glass Vase

Schneider pink mottled footed Glass Vase

 

 

Pink Lily---cobalt, Richard Satava,-Chico-CA

Pink Lily and cobalt ovoid vase , Richard Satava

Chico CA

 

 

Schoonhovan vase, Dutch, bulbous shape with painted organic designs on a mottled pink and ivory ground,

Dutch Schoonhovan vase  —  bulbous shape with painted organic designs on a mottled pink and ivory

 

 

Pink glass Daum vase---Louis-Majorelle,-Nancy--1925

Art Deco pink glass Daum vase—Louis Majorelle

Nancy–1925

 

 

Nice Carnival, France

Nice Carnival, France

2019

 

 

Ceramic bust Punky Pink Custom Painted Head Vase

Punky Pink Lady Custom Painted Head Vase

Psychobilly-etsy

 

Shimizu Shimizu tea bowl-Aoi Gallery

Shimizu Shimizu tea bowl — Aoi Gallery

 

 

Ettore Sottsass Bitossi Ceramic Vase Pink Matte Black Signed, Italy, 1950s

Ettore Sottsass Bitossi Ceramic Vase Pink Matte Black

Italy, 1950’s

 

 

Pretty in Pink ikebana arrangement by Pats Ikebana

‘Pretty in Pink’ ikebana arrangement by Pats Ikebana

 

 

Porcelain-circles-decor-and-foliage-motifs vase

Porcelain circles decor and foliage motifs vase Gio Ponti

 

 

Chinese vase with relief figures

Chinese vase with relief figures

 

 

Philadelphia City Hall – Jun Kaneko Dango sculpture

2009

 

 

 

PinkWatermelon-Vase---etsy

Watermelon Vase—etsy

 

 

 

 

Vintage Pink and Black Hull Woodlawn Pottery Vase - Art DecoBornAgainHomeAccents

Vintage Pink and Black Hull Woodlawn Pottery Vase – Art DecoBornAgainHomeAccents

 

 

 Franco Rubartelli photo Veruschka-wearing-a-pink-gypsy-dress in the Park of Monsters

Franco Rubartelli photo of Veruschka wearing a pink gypsy dress in the Park of Monsters

Vogue 1969

 

 

 

Stoneware, contrasting clays spiralled by throwing, pink, buff and white glaze streaked and flecked with brown

Lucie Rie, London, England.

 

 

Heartbroken harlequin watching a flirting ballerina in a pink tutu

Vanity Fair Magazine cover by Georges Lepape / April 1927.

 

 

Mario-HIRAMA,-Japan

Mario Hirama, Japan

 

 

Macklowe Gallery Camille Fauré produced designs for Limoges,

Camille Fauré Art Deco enameled vase for Limoges

Macklowe Gallery

 

Lady wearing broad black hat charger. This one I found while walking my dog in the park.

 

 

Loetz Witwe Glasswerks Art Deco Period Vase or Rose Bowl, circa 1930 1stDibs

Loetz Witwe Glasswerks Art Deco Period Vase or Rose Bowl

circa 1930 1stDibs

 

 

 

Large 1970's Pink Enamelled Ceramic Vase Signed by Bruno Gambone

Large 1970’s Pink Enamelled Ceramic Vase Signed by Bruno Gambone

 

 

Jeweller-Philippe-Wolfers-vase

Philippe Wolfers  Art Nouveau vase

 

 

 

Artesania Rinconada Pink Pig Pottery Animal Sculpture

Artesania Rinconada Pink Pig Pottery Sculpture Figurine

 

 

Art Deco Mauve Pink Pastel Ceramic Vase Work market Productio

Art Deco Mauve Pink Pastel Ceramic Vase

 

 

Andy Nasisse---Pink Cookie Jar---Sherrie Gallery

Andy Nasisse — ‘Pink Cookie Jar’

Sherrie Gallery

 

 

Alex Bernstein--Pink Arch Habatat Galleries

Alex Bernstein — ‘Pink Arch’

Habatat Galleries

 

 

1959-Cadillac Eldorado-Pink

Cadillac Eldorado 1959

 

 

ACDC Lane -- Purple pink rain

ACDC Lane — Purple Pink Rain mural

 

 

Bitossi Ceramic Vase Patchwork Pink Blue Black Signed Italy, 1960s---Solo Modern

Bitossi Ceramic Vase Patchwork Pink Blue Black

Italy, 1960’s — Solo Modern

 

 

Rhodochrosite. Wutong Mine, Liubao, Cangwu Co., Wuzhou Prefecture, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China

Rhodochrosite. Wutong Mine, Liubao, Cangwu Co., Wuzhou

 

 

 

Awaji Pottery Art Deco Vase in Pink and Blue Flambe Glaze

Awaji Pottery Art Deco Vase in Pink and Blue Flambe Glaze

 

 

Eddie Curtis vase

Eddie Curtis vase

 

 

SUIDEI-KINOSAI-HAMON-KORO-(Incense-Burner-with-Sprayed-Slip-&-Pink-decoration) by SHIMIZU, Ichiji

Suidei Kinosai Hamon Koro-(Incense Burner with Sprayed Slip & Pink decoration) by SHIMIZU, Ichiji

Japan

 

 

Art Deco vase

Art Deco vase

 

 

Large Secessionist style pink Bohemian glass vase

Large Secessionist style pink Bohemian glass vase

 

 

 

 

 

 

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