Dirt and death are faithful allies

Painting inspired by cirrhosis of the liver

Cirr 1974
acrylic on canvas
Jack Bush (1909-1977)
“Cirr is an abbreviation for the disease cirrhosis. This diagnosis given to the artist was also accompanied by an illustration of unhealthy cells caused by the condition. The artist’s response to this disturbing information was to address his concerns through artistic expression.”



Meet the Kentucky man who sees art in crunchy Cheetos cheese curls


Think of it as a fast food Rorschach test. Where most people see a crunchy cheese curl, Andy Huot instead sees art.

Huot is a mechanical engineer from Louisville, Kentucky and he’s always had a creative mind.

Last year, while he was working on a project at home, he got hungry and reached for a bag of cheeze curls. But in a contemplative moment, he started to see shapes in the cheezies.

He then started taking photos of them and posting them on Instagram.

“In the first 20 or 30 posts I was holding them with my hands, taking a picture with my phone,” Huot tells As It Happens host Carol Off. “Then I switched to a tweezer after getting comments about my cheesy fingers.”

His first post was simply titled “Sasquatch,” because, of course, the snack resembled the mythical Sasquatch.

Of course! 😉