Eat at Aarhus

Amuse bouche #1
Silk, cotton, wool and glass beads

The first of my “Amuse bouche” series, to be seen at Aarhus Gallery’s EAT show, opening at 5 p.m. on February 7th, 2014. 

When invited to be in this show with the working title of “Food,” I was a bit anxious. In what seems like a lifetime ago, I had been a food illustrator. As with just about everything I do, it was detail oriented work. I am still attracted to that – the labor intensive love of technique and craft – but I desire to get away from the realistic. For food in particular, that would be a challenge for me, and so I struggled to find some way in to the idea of food without giving it to you literally upon a plate.

I hadn’t thought of it until now, but my mother used the word “delicious” as an adjective for any object she desired.

More work to follow, along with some thoughts about food, art, and the senses. Please come see the show if you are able to; it will be up for a month. My photography does not capture this work well.