MAY 2019, Hudson Beacon Glass in Beacon, NY
“Our history is in our food; it embeds in our DNA. Our food comes from this planet, Gaia, The Pachamama, Mother Earth. She nourishes us with her blooms and fruits and in turn we incubate her with our decay. Compost is our offering; letting our spoils be the fuel for the next harvest season.”
Inspired by the beauty found in composting daily, I’ve collected various food items, plant clippings, dried flowers, and wasted spices over the last year and used them as subjects for this series. Employing my food styling skills, I crafted the compost, playing with its intuitive forms to create striking compositions that are as lovely as the hearty forms they arrived from.
“You look at decay, and it is beautiful….it’s garbage as art.”
The entire “Bella Monnezza” series was presented May 2019 at Hudson Beach Glass Gallery in Beacon, NY. A select preview is below. Prints will be available online in the Fall 2019.