The purpose of this series is to separate food and its edible nature. I am instead interested in bringing a sculptural quality to various foods, specifically raw fruits and vegetables.
There is something so beautiful about a fresh pepper. The shine of its skin, the richness of its color; it is in itself a naturally occurring work of art. My aim is to capture this beauty in such a way as to suggest that the object is a sculpture rather than an edible piece of food. I've chosen to utilize an array of fabrics ranging in both color and texture. These different fabrics are intended to both compliment the gamut of colors present in each piece of food as well as to place each object in separate settings.
Food is nourishment. Certain foods can act to add an important flavor to a dish, or can be used as the base element of a meal. Food in its raw state inspires. A raw pepper has the ability to stand alone in an image and entice the viewer both visually and creatively. Raw food stripped of all its commercial assumptions can be seen as simple, yet breathtaking sculptural works of art.