Seen in an exhibition today – Cabbages in an Orchard by Charles Rennie Mackintosh
From the exhibition’s notes:
Mackintosh wrote a four-page explanatory essay to accompany this work for The Magazine, an unpublished, handmade album of essays and drawings. Mackintosh’s handwritten text, meant “to satisfy the ordinary ignorant reader,” gives us a rare glimpse into his quirky and surreal sense of humor. He explains that the very old trees have forgotten what it is to be a tree, and so they have become like the cabbages they gaze upon in their orchard.