This is an installation made of CMYK screen printed repeat patterns. The patterns were created using photographs that had been manipulated in Photoshop. The pattern was separated into 4 layers; Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, and Black (CMYK). These were then screen printed onto muslin, sewn together, and stuffed with brown paper.
My original idea for this project was to utilize images of cooking utensils. I had decided that I wanted these to be shown “in use” . This meant that I needed to cook something to create a mess to photograph. I decided to make Welsh Cakes. They are a Welsh baked good that are a cross between a biscuit and a pancake. I made them with my Grandmother growing up. However, after completing the baking process and reviewing my photos, I realized that I was most interested in the images of the final product. Looking at the pile of cakes on the plate, I was immediately drawn to the texture.
That’s how I ended up with the piece you are seeing today! I began photographing other textures that caught my eye in the food I was cooking. I ended up with the three patterns shown above; Welsh Cakes, pasta, and coconut chicken soup. I was most interested in the effect that each pattern would have on one another. They needed to layer together and become a little overwhelming. With the final piece, I’m not sure if this makes me really hungry or super full!!
This piece was featured in Vacant Museum’s virtual exhibition, Imprints: Past and Present! Click HEREto check it out!