Friday, April 16, 2010

Banana Man

Banana Man 2010 9" x 12" pastel on paper $100

In 2006, Banana Man shared his extensive knowledge as our tour guide on a banana plantation in Jamaica. He had a fun spirit, and entertained as he taught us all how useful the banana plant can be.

The banana plant is a great source of fiber, used to make textiles such as yarn, kimonos, rugs, and paper. In addition to the fruit, the flower and trunk are also edible. The leaves are waterproof and flexible, and can be used as containers, or for cooking. The heart can be used as a vegetable either raw or steamed. Bananas offer many health benefits, such as reduced risk of certain types of cancer and for treatinghigh blood pressure. Eating a banana is a quick way to replenish electrolytes.

Thanks Banana Man!

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