2010, Graphite and acrylic on wood, 19"w x 23.75"h
I make and reference food not only to survive but to feed our desire. Working in a wide range of media and methods, the line between my studio and kitchen is extremely blurred. With my work I am stimulating all of my guests’ senses. I experiment with their expectations of flavors, textures, presentation, and even at times excretion. When I use food, a material that is so interactive, my guests have to ingest and physically process the work to fully understand the gift. With my inedible work, I demand an intimate affair. I want my guests to get up close, see my delicate sense of material, and have a one-on-one experience. At the same time though, the work can repulse through odd corporeal elements and by comparing the carnal to the elegant. I put our physical desires to our desire to be satisfied by food parallel to one another. I make these connections because there are very few occurrences when both completely activate all of our senses. When my guests accept the gifts I offer them, they are ingesting a part of me, my energy and my product. Nothing is more intimate than sharing food, which is really ingesting your host. I want my guests to savor, appraise, think about and discuss the gifts I present to them and to be aware to not just consume or accept what they are offered.
A Daimler Company
Due to the building guidelines that are in place in response to the COVID-19 situation, we are unable to install a new art exhibit in our Farmington Hills, Michigan and Fort Worth, Texas offices.
Thankfully, the majority of artists who currently have their work on display in our Michigan and Texas locations have graciously allowed us to continue to do so through the spring of 2021. We would like to extend a huge thank you to those artists and we look forward to continuing with a new exhibition in the summer of 2021.