Cigs, Twigs and Fries
Cigs, Twigs and Fries, 30" x 40" Oil Paint


bowl of nuts
Bowl of Nuts, 30" x 40" Oil Paint


Dinner (unfinished), 48" x 48" Oil Paint

INdustrial Meal of Happiness
Industrial Meal of Happiness, 48" x 48" Oil Paint


Peanuts and Peanuts
Peanuts and Peanuts, 10" x 20" Oil Paint


Red Potato with Growths
Red Potato with Growths, 30" x 40" Oil Paint


Eggplant, 48" x 48" Oil Paint


Carrot Tops
Carrot Tops, 28" x 36" Oil Paint


Rainbow Trout
Rainbow Trout, 30" x 40" Oil Paint


Fishsticks, 30" x 40" Oil Paint


Failing Grapes
Failing Grapes, 24" x 24" Oil Paint


Rotting Tomato
Rotting Tomato, 18" x 24" Oil Paint


This body of work looks at the question of edibility. The definition of edible is: "fit to be eaten as food." Food is defined as: "any nourishing substance that is eaten, drunk, or otherwise taken into the body to sustain life, provide energy, promote growth, etc." Is everything labeled food really edible? Our current food system, like much in American life, has substituted the original healthy elements of our food with less healthy elements. Some contemporary foods are harmful to us, neither sustaining life, providing energy or promoting growth. Some ingredients, in any other situation, would not be considered edible. Although we strive to create food that will not rot, it ends up that the food that can rot is what provides us the most nutrients and sustains us best. Other than breathing air, eating food is the most interaction we have with the natural world and its processes. Edibility is a key issue as to the survival of humans during the Anthropocene Epoch.

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