When I working in my series "Food Tools" (which will be shown at Collector Gallery in August) I was inspired by "Tools and Memories" by neo-pop artist Jim Dine. Dine's work challenged the notion of high culture in art and incorporated objects with a highly personal meaning. I was moved by Dine's ability to transform common objects into vehicles of expression. As in Dine's work the objects I chose are autobiographical. I consider them to part of my personal iconography. They are objects I have collected and I have used during the years I worked as a chef. I wanted them to grounding with sound draftsmanship. My goal was to bring these utilitarian objects to life by separating them from their normal context in order to create a personal response to contemporary experience.
For more images from this series please visit my Print Shop page on this site.