Sunday, September 11, 2011
Saturday, April 16, 2011
Sunday, March 20, 2011
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Bacon Butty Napkin (digital print on cotton, 16” by 16”, edition of four)
Really enjoyed participating with this brief. Napkins:- what an interesting medium to exhibit! Bacon Butty Napkin is a playfully informative napkin celebrating the British love for bacon sandwiches and Heinz tomato ketchup. Underlying the aesthetic of this napkin’s content are the concerns and issues regarding the ethics of meat production and social naivety as to the origins of our food stuffs. This is by no means a piece of vegetarianism, but rather an observation that whilst we should enjoy our food, we should also think respectfully and responsibly about our food sources.
Saturday, February 26, 2011
(woven cotton cloth from Abra, Philippines)
"Kain" means food in Filipino, my native language. We often say "kain!" to invite a visitor, or anybody really, to join us in eating.
My contribution to Lisa and Io's project is a set of four dinner napkins. Using native woven cotton cloth from Abra, Philippines, each napkin bears a photo of a famous Philippine street food and the word "Kain!".
The napkins have been shipped, and hopefully already in Io's PO box. Can't wait to see the entire exhibition. ;)
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Napkin is in the mail! I was thinking about being a kid in the 70’s… my parents were divorced and we used to have dinner with my Dad every Wednesday night. We’d usually head to McDonald’s, which at the time, seemed like a special treat. So, for my submission I wanted to use a disposable paper napkin, preferably with some sort of fast food logo on it. I went to the usual suspects to collect materials: McDonald’s, Burger King, KFC. None of the places I visited had napkins readily available. I approached the counter and made up an excuse about spilling something and just needing a few for cleaning up. The folks at the counter doled the napkins out sparingly. They no longer had embossed logos or anything signifying their restaurant of origin. I was somehow surprised to discover these odd facts, but figured it all boils down to economics… at least they were saving paper? And then I started thinking more about economics, fast food and obesity and feeling a little sick to my stomach. I reflected on the last time I had been at McDonald's. It was with my kids... they call it Barf Donalds. Maybe there is hope?
Monday, February 21, 2011
Saturday, February 19, 2011
I CyberFeast Napkins: 2010-12
Participants are mailing napkins with imagery that documents a meal or other interpretation of food from different perspectives: cultural, personal, political. Napkins were shown at the Hampden Gallery, March/April 2011 in conjunction with the Conference on International Opportunities in the Arts: The Interconnected World organized by TransCultural Exchange. Map below includes links to participants and examples of their work.
In May 2012, Cyberfeast will travel to the Park National Bank Art Gallery and be shown as part of the Kitchen Gallery Exhibit. Thank you to professor Kim Taylor for inviting the project to the gallery.
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|Web cams represent the Skype artist-to-artist sessions summer/fall 2010 - also sent napkins.|
|Envelopes represent the napkin drawings mailed to us 2010/2011.|
|Utensils represent the Cyberfeast Night|
|Push pin represents blog post contributors.|
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Friday, February 4, 2011
Friday, January 28, 2011
Thursday, January 27, 2011
I am returning to my quilling now. Getting ready for a wearable show next year. Building a dress.
Sunday, January 2, 2011
Wishing everyone a great start to 2011! We started with pure sugar & lots of fries! As far as food goes, broke any kind of healthy New Year's resolution so it made it more fun to re-do the resolution today. This year want to pay more attention to locally grown food and try to get to the urban farmer's markets when they are in season. The Omnivore's Dilemma is a source of inspiration - super book if you have a chance. Grateful to be able to celebrate with friends and family and hope your year is one where dreams come true!
Lisa Link, Boston, MA