Ai Weiwei’s Watermelon and Sunflower Seeds

For almost a year, I have been devoting my energies towards posting a picture a day of some food-themed artwork on my Instagram account, usually with a sentence or two of explanation. The intention has been to start expanding upon my discoveries here, on the blog, leading up to the release of my second book, A…

The Rise of Food-Centric “Museums”

An interesting phenomenon is occurring; that of the Food-Centric “Museum.” I put museum in quotation marks because Wikipedia defines the word as A museum (/mjuːˈziːəm/ mew-ZEE-əm; plural musea or museums) is an institution that cares for (conserves) a collection of artifacts and other objects of artistic, cultural, historical, or scientific importance.  Last year, I was able…

Regina Silveira at The Hammer

In 1976, internationally-known Brazilian artist Regina Silveira created a performance piece entitled Biscoito Arte. This Saturday evening, on September 9, 2017 at The Hammer Museum at UCLA, in a “ritual celebration” for the exhibition, Radical Women, visitors will be able to participate along with Silveira in its recreation; the consumption of cookies shaped into the word…

Food Musings

I am doomed. Seriously doomed.  I think about food All The Time. I wake, debating my breakfast options. I anticipate dinner. I menu-plan what my family will eat days in advance. Today is Thursday and there are errands to be run in the city; get my husband’s car washed, pick up prescriptions, buy some new…

Edible Jewelry at Abrams Claghorn Gallery

When I was little, my favorite candy in the world was the Candy Necklace. There was something about the colors and being given a piece of jewelry and the fact that I could eat it. They probably didn’t taste very good, but – heck – I was 3 or 4 years old; what did I…

Kader Attia at the Guggenheim

  I wish I were in New York right now.  At the Guggenheim, specifically.  For there is an exhibit entitled But a Storm Is Blowing from Paradise: Contemporary Art of the Middle East and North Africa.  Within this exhibition that features photographs, sculptures, videos, and more, is an installation piece by Berlin-based Algerian artist Kader…

In the beginning….

In 1970, I turned six years old. I had two older sisters: Jayne – who was just starting high school – was 15, and Susan was 18, having just graduated high school, was looking forward to college. I was raised in a “crafty” family with sisters who made gum wrapper chains from Juicy Fruit wrappers…