Edible Comfort creates a dialogue around consumption for comfort’s sake, taking the viewer on an intimate journey into dietary rituals.
Every day, we choose to swallow things based on the reward we believe will be received by doing so (i.e. more energy, longer life, vitality, tranquility, mental focus, comfort). By choosing to draw these instances, to freeze time and enlarge the subjects, I create the opportunity for reflection about what we absent-mindedly consume day to day, and what we actually gain from it.
From this series, the charcoal portrait Drowning was one of 61 works of art depicting addiction to be published in the book Addiction and Art by Johns Hopkins University Press.