Cy Twombly, a skilled artist, sculptor, and photographer, was known for large scale paintings using gestural and communicative handwork. I was drawn to it as a teenager reading through Art Forum Magazine after stumbling on a tribute article to commemorate him after his death. I became very curious about his work and started to explore the details and mass scale as to what he created. I remember seeing his work in the Musée Dorsé, and recall just staring in awe of these giants.
I recently came across a few of his works directed at natural history that I felt the desire to use as inspiration for a recent collaboration with a fellow artist.
The idea of finding peace amongst the chaos (specifically in nature), and based on the Twombly works that I was so attracted to, really spoke to me in light of everything going on in the world right now. This idea struck home both from a visual perspective, and especially relating directly to food, where so many of us seek comfort.
So I give you, Finding Solace in Food; a collaboration between myself and photographer Ryan Benyi.
All content was baked by Pook's Baked Goods, and captured by Ryan Benyi of Ryan Benyi Photography.