Food can be seductive, nurturing and toxic; it has the power to evoke personal memories and cultural identity; it is political and historical; but it is always temporal. Edible, living things are constantly in flux. When growing food, its form changes over time from seed to plant. In cooking we often combine or alter the physical state of ingredients, and in digestion food becomes nutrients and waste products. Food is not stable, and unless it has been transformed it will not last.
Edible Ephemera examines the fleeting nature of food through art that engages our visual, olfactory and textural senses. Each artist uses ingestibles as initial source material, and then through processes such as alchemy, preservation and documentation, reimagines them in a more permanent state. The finished artwork utilizes transmutation while simultaneously retaining the essence of the original food.
Sita Kuratomi Bhaumik
Larissa Erin Greer
Adrienne Keahi Pao
*Root Division Studio Artist
Edible Ephemera 2013 Exhibition Images
Edible Ephemera 2013 is free, open to the public, and includes a Creative Station - all ages art activities hosted in our classroom during the 2nd Saturday opening reception.