My inspiration for this series was the lavish, ostentatious feasting rituals of the Middle Ages. Historically, the feast has had many purposes, but predominantly it was used as a show of wealth and power.
These paintings and sculpture, although inspired by medieval feasts, are an account of my consumption; indeed, they have become about me: my stories, photographs, memories and groceries. The space I create for the foods is an imagined and contrived one, often bizarre and sometimes impossible.
Food has endless possibilities for exploring form, colour and texture; it brings on memory and emotion that few other objects can evoke. Having seen how an abundance of food could be the central performer at a medieval feast, I wanted to set it an even more dramatic stage. For me, food has become a framework for understanding and thinking about my life as an eater and as an artist.