THESIS, PART 1:
(STILL LIFE) PLATTER

2009

porcelain fresh food display

The Still Life genre is the most enduring example of how we have elevated the inherent appeal of common fruits and vegetables. The Still Life naturally relates to the storage of food through a Platter with elements of an archetypal Still Life: fabric, tipped bowl, tray and plate for arranging and displaying fresh fruits and vegetables, encouraging interaction with and consideration of their natural beauty.

One of three in a series addressing the act and art of cooking, for my graduate thesis project, "Feast for the Eyes." An exploration into how we can potentially 'connect' with food in new ways, by connecting art to cooking.

“Cooking is the mental place--as the kitchen is the physical space--of gastronomy. It is an area that is constantly evolving, and the only thing that threatens it is abandonment, which is a brutalization of our civilization that we simply cannot afford. We must give cooking back its rightful dignity...”(Carlo Petrini, Slow Food Nation)

See also:
(cubism) Cutting Board &
(abstract expressionism) Stove Drop Cloth

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