Food & Art: A sticker for your thoughts

I am excited to begin focusing more on the written aspects of my illustrations, exploring ideas, patterns, and problems regarding our current food system, sustainability, and cultural relationships to food.
As I begin the application process for graduate studies in food systems, I’ve been thinking more and more about the relationship food and art have together, and I want your input!

In many ways, food and art can be seen as opposites. One is essential for survival whereas the other is a frivolous human anomaly. Yet, both food and art are a way of shaping and expressing culture (both national and local). They can declare social status and reflect social trends. They are sensual experiences that evoke emotion and nostalgia. Food representation in art has existed for as long as there has been art, but its representation has changed drastically over time. I want to hear your own experiences with art and food, how you see them fitting together, and what relationship they share. Does my illustration work have an impact on the way you look at food and its production? Do you think art has a role in fixing our broken food system?

Email your responses to thelowlyesculent@gmail.com with your address. All responses will be gifted a thank you card and sticker!