About this piece:
Foodies is an artists’ book which explores the diversity of meaning in food related language. Seven letterpress printed folios feature original stories and illustrations. Each story has a contemporary theme, employs its title word in as many different definitions as is possible, and begins with a West Coast table setting. For example, Can takes place midday at a truck stop outside of Los Angeles and Chop during Happy Hour in the North Bay.
The illustrations are based on produce from our home garden. Essential elements of our lifestyle include growing, harvesting, sharing, and preparing our own food. We have 17 fruit trees and a good number of raised vegetable beds on our small property near San Francisco Bay. We embrace concepts of voluntary simplicity and appreciate connection with the natural world. At the same time we are fascinated by the diversity in human culture and cuisine, and are passionate cultural consumers. We like to cook. We like to eat. We like to make things.
ink, paper, book board
About the artist:
Kent Manske creates images and symbols to inquire, process, manage, convey and assign meaning to ideas about human existence. He has a BFA from the University of Wisconsin- Eau Claire and an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Nanette Wylde is an artist, writer and cultural worker making socially reflective, language-based works generally of hybrid media. She has a BA in Behavioral Science from San José State University and an MFA in Interactive Multimedia and Printmaking from Ohio State University. Her work can be found in significant international collections.Kent Manske creates images and symbols to inquire, process, manage, convey and assign meaning to ideas about human existence. He has a BFA from the University of Wisconsin- Eau Claire and an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.