© 2020 Sharon Fortowsky

The Art of Food & Conversation

 

This series of pencil drawings was created during a ten month period as I met with others to visit and share the stories of the ups and downs in our lives.  Friends, family and colleagues shared food such as a cup of tea, a bowl of soup, or a celebratory dessert with me as we talked.  In the drawings I document the food we shared and in the end of the ten months all the drawings and people gathered together for a larger conversation.  The artwork was displayed as place settings on long tables and recipes of the food drawn were available.  People left with the drawing of the food they had shared with me, recipes from other people, stories about some of this food that they talked to each other about during this exhibit and the invitation to let me know if they continued the “conversation” about this project after the event was over. 

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