Silhouette

Food. It is so there. It is such a constant in our lives. How much of our thought centers around food? In 2011, I took the foods I may eat in a single day and dropped them each on a colored background. Spray painting over them in black, I was able to reduce them to their physical form, their silhouette. Then inedible, these foods were no longer a source of nourishment or anxiety, but of play, admiration, and aesthetic beauty.

Black Bean
Black Bean

18 x 18" spray paint on chipboard 2011

Linguine
Linguine

18 x 18" spray paint on chipboard 2011

Peanut
Peanut

18 x 18" spray paint on chipboard 2011

Onion
Onion

18 x 18" spray paint on chipboard 2011

Coffee
Coffee

18 x 18" spray paint on chipboard 2011

Cabbage
Cabbage

18 x 18" spray paint on chipboard 2011

Spiral Pasta
Spiral Pasta

18 x 18" spray paint on chipboard 2011

Banana Peel
Banana Peel

18 x 18" spray paint on chipboard 2011

Grape
Grape

18 x 18" spray paint on chipboard 2011

Egg Shell
Egg Shell

18 x 18" spray paint on chipboard 2011

Pretzel
Pretzel

18 x 18" spray paint on chipboard 2011

Black Olive
Black Olive

18 x 18" spray paint on chipboard 2011

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