EATING PRACTICE (Current Portfolios) > Boxed Nature

Food packaging has become an occupying image that serves as both metaphor and formal inspiration. Simple objects that unfold, contain, separate, codify, or connect may signify the invisible structures that form our daily lives. The Nature Un/Folded series is occupied with juxtaposing the artificial structure of commercial packaging with the organic structure of produce. In these I explore a curious relationship between a hidden coding in each that influences their manifestation. By re-contextualizing the familiar, these images aim to attract and provoke questions about contemporary food science, consumerism, and the mundane act of eating.

Platonic Solids
Lithograph Collage
3" x 6"
2009
Platonic Idea
Lithograph Collage
6" x 3"
2009
OrangeUGlad
Sculptural Laserprint and Plastic
12" x 12" X 12"
2007
Sweetly Packed Debate
Etching with Chine Colle
18" x 24"
2007
Nature Unfolded I
Lithograph
11" x 15"
2004
Nature Folded I
Sculptural Lithograph and Plastic
12" x 10" x 8"
2009
Nature Unfolded II
Lithograph
11" x 15"
2005
Nature Folded II
Sculptural Lithograph and Wood Shelf
7" x 7" x 7"
2005
Nature Unfolded III
Lithograph
11" x 15"
2004
Nature Folded III
Sculptural Lithograph and Plastic
18" x 12" x 4'
2005
Nature Unfolded IV
Lithograph
11" x 15"
2005
Nature Folded IV
Sculptural Lithograph
18" x 18" X 8"
2005
Nature Unfolded V
Lithograph
11" x 15"
2006
Nature Unfolded VI
Lithograph
11" x 15"
2006
Nature Unfolded VII
Lithograph
11" x 15"
2006
Nature Folded VII & VIII
Sculptural Lithograph
8' x 3' x 10"
2007
Nature Folded VI & VII (Detail VI)
Sculptural Lithograph
8' x 3' x 10"
2007
Nature Folded VI & VII (Detail VII)
Sculptural Lithograph
8' x 3' x 10"
2007
Nature Unfolded VIII
Lithograph
11" x 15"
2007
Nature Folded VIII
Sculptural Lithograph
8" x 8" x 8"
2009
Nature Unfolded IX
Lithograph
11" x 15"
2007
Nature Folded IX
Sculptural Lithograph
24" x 24" x 10"
2007
Nature Unfolded X
Lithograph
11" x 15"
2008
Nature Folded X
Sculptural Lithograph and Plastic
20" x 10" x 10"
2008