This is a practice piece for a kinetic sculpture idea that I've been working on. I am thinking of ways to make my drawings and paintings move. Hopefully I will be able to make something similar to this on a larger scale with several moving parts which shift in different ways. In the final version I will use motor systems to drive the movement. Hopefully I will be able to program the motors with data taken from statistics about food. The data will then be represented by the movement of the drawing or painting. Tricky stuff.
I recently interviewed my sister, Jenny, about her experiences with food. She told me stories about her continuous love affair with peanut butter and many other things that have haunted her relationship with food. I've given myself a rule - I can only use the descriptions within the interviews that I collect to create my new images. This charcoal drawing came to my mind as Jenny was talking to me.
I've just started to develop a new body of work based around my interest in identities and how they are shaped by food. My most recent images are reflective of my food identity and the relationships I have with agricultural animals and a medically restricted diet. I'm also working on expanding my painting process and exploring new limited color palettes which use colors such as cadmium red, phthalo blue, and white.
Starting to get pretty excited about my upcoming show at the Tracy Aviary. I recently finished the mailers for the event and have been sending them out. All the original bird drawings on display are being donated to the aviary and will hopefully sell like hotcakes so that we can raise a beefy donation for aviary birds and facilities. The show is May 10th and is open to the public.