Tomato Goddess

Followers to snapmammas already know that I have a penchant for capturing images of idiosyncratic subjects and scenes. I’m fortunate that in Albuquerque, there is no shortage of these, which is why I often call my city Albuquirky. Today’s image is one for the Albuquirky files.


ABQ Rail Yards Market  | Tomato Goddess

If you are a photographer in pursuit of new ways of seeing common objects, you eventually notice items with outlying or distinctive qualities; or scenes with unusual activities; or items presented creatively that may be partially or wholly unique.

The Tomato Goddess is one of these outside-the-box items.  Her height was approximately 23″ (inches), and her fruit fascinator added another 4″ (inches). When I walked into the Albuquerque Rail Yards Market, she was placed alone on a table with her framed whiteboard sign, in the center of the walking path.   I watched customers enter the building and whiz past this folkart, taking no notice of her.

Goodness! Tomato Goddess caught my eye immediately.

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