This sculptural feast addresses consumption in an age where food is as much about looking as eating. There are 22 mixed-media ‘lunches’, each fixed to a tray and assembled on modular cafeteria racking with meal signs and a menu.
Carpenter’s burger ‘n’ chips
Silversmith’s silver dory & onion rings
This exhibition is a tribute to those who work in the trades – a recognition of talents and expertise undervalued in our society. This cafeteria-style spread of constructed ‘meals’ is a play on the language and visual delights of modern cuisine, intersected with images of food wrought by each trade.
Each meal assemblage employs the specific materials of a particular trade. There is a huge diversity and unexpected beauty in these materials, a beauty that can transcend their utilitarian function.