Beneath the Bowl
This ongoing project explores the bowl as a site of political consumption, ethical craft, and unjust labor practices. Influenced by over 15 years working as a cook, chef, and pastry chef I am reflecting on the performative nature of both producing and consuming food. Embedded in this ecology is the unseen and unknown labor of food production, harsh work conditions, and a vastly unjust distribution of either cultural or economic capital. My own bowls are flipped and turned over giving presence to what is often hidden and kept from public space - the individual. Personhood remains an important topic for me and I will continue to use metaphor and analogy to give presence to those marginalized, stigmatized, and largely kept out of the spheres of social power. Sites of labor remain critical for understanding how persons create themselves and each other.