Fortyfivedownstairs Emerging Artist Award 2021

"We Have Food at Home"


This statement piece is a playful commentary on the fast food, fast fashion, fast paced life we lead. This is consumerism at its most basic level. The internal monologue versus the eventual outcome, and the tension created between consuming what feels good, but we know is non-sustainable.

Acknowledging the contrast of the fast paced life we lead today, against the slow paced, youthful joy we often experienced as children. In addition to this, I wanted to create this piece with the playful sense of nostalgia in mind, emphasised by the playfulness of abstract still life. I hope "We Have Food at Home" reminds you of being a child, and the joy that comes with the simple pleasures, what once brought joy, and recognising that those simple pleasures still exist, even today.