EDIBILITY

Cigs, Twigs and Fries
Cigs, Twigs and Fries, 30" x 40" Oil Paint on Canvas - $800

 

Onion Rings, Spaghetti Noodles and Compasses
Rings, Noods and Compii, 30" x 40" Oil Paint on Canvas - $800

 

bowl of nuts
Bowl of Nuts, 30" x 40" Oil Paint on Canvas - $800

 

INdustrial Meal of Happiness
Industrial Meal of Happiness, 48" x 48" Oil Paint - $1,200

 

Peanuts and Peanuts
Peanuts and Peanuts, 10" x 20" Oil Paint - $350

 

Eggplant
Eggplant, 48" x 48" Oil Paint - $1,200

 

Carrot Tops
Carrot Tops, 28" x 36" Oil Paint - $700

 

Rainbow Trout
Rainbow Trout, 30" x 40" Oil Paint - $800

 

Rotting Tomato
Rotting Tomato, 18" x 24" Oil Paint - $450

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? There are parts of our food that we do not eat, but throw away or compost. After a certain point in time, food is no longer edible and becomes non-food. Some food isn't edible until it has been altered. Amongst all of this change and inconsistency our industrial food system, like much in American life, substitutes 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 the industrial food system strives 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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