ANYWAY, TODAY WAS INTERESTING IN MANY WAYS.
For the duration of 2007, we cooked one meal a day in chronological order from the Rachael Ray cookery book, “365: No Repeats A Year of Deliciously Different Dinners“. Regardless of all tastes, desires, and circumstance the book was followed rigidly.
We have translated the experience of cooking, documenting and eating into a purely aesthetic, visual experience for the viewer. Each ingredient used in the cookery book was compiled into alphabetical order and assigned a color from a Pantone color chart. Each meal has been translated into a color grid; each vertical stripe represents an ingredient. The placement of the stripe is dictated by the order of the ingredients written in the recipe. The width of the stripe is dictated by the volume of the ingredient as it relates proportionally to all the other ingredients in that recipe. Each image is therefore a functional blueprint for a recipe.
The images are currently in a digital format. We are in the process of translating each digital image onto a unique 90 x 120cm painting on canvas.