I work on the connotations of continuity and timelessness of my subject matter, rather than depicting any fleeting moment in time, or death, as in traditional vanitas images. I’m interested in investigating the timeless nature of food, not specifically the concept of death and vanitas, and my point in time is irrelevant. To me decay is of interest because it transforms matter into a new form and not because it has a symbolic value of death and transience. I’m interested in presenting and thus re-presenting something that can be described as eternal despite its obvious transient quality, exploring what food can tell us about the past, the present, and even possibly the future. Food tells a story that has been repeated from the beginning of time in one way or another.
The photos are part of an ongoing project