EDIBILITY

Cigs, Twigs and Fries
Cigs, Twigs and Fries, 30" x 40" Oil Paint

 

bowl of nuts
Bowl of Nuts, 30" x 40" Oil Paint

 

Dinner-unfinished
Dinner (unfinished), 48" x 48" Oil Paint


INdustrial Meal of Happiness
Industrial Meal of Happiness, 48" x 48" Oil Paint

 

Peanuts and Peanuts
Peanuts and Peanuts, 10" x 20" Oil Paint

 

Red Potato with Growths
Red Potato with Growths, 30" x 40" Oil Paint

 

Eggplant
Eggplant, 48" x 48" Oil Paint

 

Carrot Tops
Carrot Tops, 28" x 36" Oil Paint

 

Rainbow Trout
Rainbow Trout, 30" x 40" Oil Paint

 

Fishsticks
Fishsticks, 30" x 40" Oil Paint

 

Failing Grapes
Failing Grapes, 24" x 24" Oil Paint

 

Rotting Tomato
Rotting Tomato, 18" x 24" Oil Paint

EDIBILITY

This body of work looks at the question of edibility. The definition of edible is: "fit to be eaten as food." Food is defined as: "any nourishing substance that is eaten, drunk, or otherwise taken into the body to sustain life, provide energy, promote growth, etc." Is everything labeled food really edible? Our current food system, like much in American life, has substituted the original healthy elements of our food with less healthy elements. Some contemporary foods are harmful to us, neither sustaining life, providing energy or promoting growth. Some ingredients, in any other situation, would not be considered edible. Although we strive to create food that will not rot, it ends up that the food that can rot is what provides us the most nutrients and sustains us best. Other than breathing air, eating food is the most interaction we have with the natural world and its processes. Edibility is a key issue as to the survival of humans during the Anthropocene Epoch.

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