Silvia Brewda – No es sólo pan


© 2012
edition of 3
dimensions in inches: 3.75 x 5.25 x 2.50

About this piece:

Since forever joining together to cook, eat or have tea was and is a good excuse to meet and share. Through food, we return to the origins. I approach to the recipes of my grandmothers, recipes are the memory we must treasure and reuse.
The box-case recreates my study files and cooking recipes. It contains 20 independent plastic sheets, with texts from the popular phrasing, recipes for cookies, cakes, biscuits and breads. They were made with different techniques: embossing, pencil drawing, watercolor, chine collé, and photoengraving.

 For the box cover I used a cotton tablecloth, widely used in my home (personal history). The box-case also contains two small boxes, one with baguettes and another one with cookies, both of them were made of resin and colored with acrylic paint.
Among the popular spanish sayings that the work compiles are: “Contigo pan y cebolla” (“With you bread and onion”), “Al pan, pan y al vino, vino” (“To the bread, bread and to the wine, wine”).


paper, rosin, watercolor, lápiz, cloth, acrylic, ink, plastic

About the artist:

Silvia Brewda was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where she lives and works. She obtained her degree in Fine Arts in 1967, and has taught since 1966. She works with paintings, drawings, engravings, objects, artist books, toys, murals and site specific installations. Her work has been exhibited widely throughout Argentina and abroad and is included in numerous public and private collections, museums and institutions worldwide.


Silvia Brewda – No es sólo pan