Food Is...

Exhibition artist statement: Food is... Complicated, though I wish it wasn’t. When I was a kid, food was just fun. Treats were guilt free. There was no shame in having ice cream dripping down my chin. It was a time of blanket forts and getting lost in my imagination. Then diet culture killed my vibe, twisting me into a disordered eating mess. Food devoid of emotion does not deliver contentment.This work imagines a future where I have healed my relationship with food and returned to a personal consumption philosophy of playful indulgence, deep comfort, and joyous celebration.cakes.


 

Food is Comfort. Mixed media. 8’ x 5.5’ x 3’.
It’s a rainy day. Your mom helped you make this cool fort to hang out in. She said you can have as many snacks as you want.

 

Food is Fun. 6’ x 5.5’ x 2’ Paper mache, wire, roller skates, concrete.
Food doesn’t need to make sense, to add up, to fit. Fit what? Says who? I’m not listening to anyone but myself anymore.