In making this project I explore the visual aspects of food in a variety of ways. Some of work is personal and reflects my own conflicts about eating animals. In other pictures the imagery flirts with abstraction. It is all food which I prepared and ate and along the way stopped to photograph.
These pictures explore visual aspects of food and also my own complex feelings about eating animals and plants. All the pictures came about either before or after I cooked something and when I saw the possibility for a photograph.
The origin for the work stretches back to my childhood when my father made chicken soup every other Monday. I remember at a certain point be began putting several pairs of bright yellow chicken feet into the pot along with the chicken. For me, the sight of the feet was horrific. I understood meat as coming from the market in clean packages stripped of feather, head and blood. Like many today, I see food as a complicated comfort.
The photographs are C prints and I am the printer.
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