I’m on location here taking reference photos at Reader Rock Gardens in Calgary for my new project, Earthly Delights – 10 Paintings of Food in Places, funded by an individual artist project grant from Calgary Arts Development.
As some of you know from reading earlier posts about the development of my Cravings series, I (intentionally) lost more than a third of my body mass in the last decade. Despite the many health benefits, there are other physical and psychological results of this journey which continue to make maintaining a healthy weight a challenge.
Earthly Delights is about exploring that journey through the genre of still life painting. This project juxtaposes the still life within places to speak to the dilemmas presented by our cultural fascination with food, health and body image.
If you have a story to share about your own experience with health and diet culture, I would love to hear from you
Stay tuned to see the development of the project here, on my Facebook and Instagram channels, or subscribe to my Newsletter!
At the completion of this project I will be proposing exhibition opportunities for Earthly Delights. If you represent or know an organization which would be interested in exhibiting the work publicly make sure to get in touch with me.