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42: Calorific Face Value (Nutritional Portrait Gallery Peckham)
The 7-Year Itch
Mixed media on paper
12 x 17.25 inches
Commission for Peckham Food Festival, Peckham Square, London SE15, 03/12/05.
I apply a variety of appropriate techniques of skin modification (tattooing, bruising, scarring etc.) on locally purchased food items that my customers select to have their portrait made on. While these perishable portraits may transcend the ethnic character of the produce, the phrase 'You are what you eat' still seems infused with notions of tribalism.