The first picture to be completed. Initially I was looking at using various iconic foodstuffs together in acollage, but collecting all the other elements needed was taking time – and still hasn’t been completed – so I beganworking on separate pictures.
As a massive Beatles fan, I remember reading a lot about the Sgt. Pepper marathon recording sessions, and that oneof their favourite meals was beans on toast – Ringo allegedly took a whole case of them with him when they flew toIndia to study meditation under the Maharishi – so as to return to recording with the least delay. The inner gatefoldof Sgt. Pepper has always fascinated me and to this day I find it a comforting image; maybe due to the bright psychedeliccolours, or perhaps that they look relaxed and happy having reached the “toppermost of the poppermost” – and with theirnewly synchronised moustaches – nothing like The Beatles the world had grown to love in the preceding four and a bit years.They were arguably at their artistic and poptastic best!
It made me think that perhaps Baked Beans had played their small part in shaping musical history and that the tinsthemselves could each represent a member of the Fab Four. The usual ’57 varieties’ on the Heinz tins has been replacedto reflect the year of the album’s release.