Uber Tuber is a blog about potatoes. It was inspired by the finding of two heart-shaped potatoes.
Sunday, February 8, 2009
Uber Tuber Photos at Leadway
Some potato photos are now showing at Leadway Bar. This offbeat Lincoln Square spot has a Gallery section, plus art supplies to encourage creativity. It's located not far from Uber Tuber Headquarters, at 5233 N Damen Ave.
Uber Tuber is a creative enterprise featuring the beloved potato. Why potatoes? It all started with one heart-shaped potato. Then two. And then more... Those potatoes became the inspiration for a small photography exhibit, and later a craft business. The whole starchy experience eventually became known as "Uber Tuber"...in tribute to potatoes everywhere.
Eric developed an interest in veggie art at an early age, when he would find pictures of vegetables in his mom's cooking magazines, and draw faces on them. He brought his style to the pages of magazines at grocery store checkout lines, but his public art career was soon put to a halt by the powers that be. Years later, he discovered a book entitled "Play With Your Food," which rekindled his interest in veggie creations, as well as searching for oddities in all things. It was only natural then that a rather unusually shaped potato would catch his eye.