Themed Art Thursday: surreal strawberries


Real strawberry shaped like an elephant
Elephant Strawberry by my front lawn

This strawberry is the inspiration for this post. It showed up in my strawberry patch a few years ago. Nothing I’ve grown since has topped it. Who doesn’t love elephant shaped strawberries?


1: Fanny Strawberry

Fanny Strawberry cow by Amarsaadi
Fanny Strawberry cow by Amarsaadi

This is subtly wonderful the way the shape is both strawberry and cow simultaneously. And she’s wearing such a serene look, as if she knows strawberry milk is better than the plain kind.


2: Surreal Strawberries

Monster strawberry plant by draike
Surreal Strawberries by Draike

I’ve got a weakness for “monster plants” so this caught my eye immediately. It’s rendered so delicately, yet has a wonderful undercurrent of evil.


3: Strawberry Egg

Egg with strawberry shell
Strawberry Egg by Ingo

What do you suppose this tastes like?


4: Garden of Earthly Delights

Strawberry bug in Hieronymus Bosch’s Garden of Earthly Delights
Garden of Earthly delights by Hieronymus Bosch

Hieronymus Bosch crammed alot of great little details in his Garden of Earthly Delights and this is one of my favorites.


5: Strawberry Hand

Strawberry with fingers
By Elia Pellegrini

I’ve got a pretty good imagination but I can’t begin to guess what prompted this piece. That always gets bonus points in my book.


6: Tasty

Strawberry fish about to be eaten by a shark
Tasty by einen

This is the juiciest looking fish I’ve ever seen, and his look of stunned indecision is so expressive.


7: Nature of Nurture

Strawberry octopus in tea cup
Nature of Nurture by Greg Simkins


I have adored this painting for years and managed to score a print some time back. I think it’s all about the octopus for me, but over all Greg Simkins uses such a wide range of textures in his work that they are all a delight to view.


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