on sugar, spice, and other
delectable abstractions

In this series I indulge in the alchemy of sweet spices, using them as pigments to create a series of abstractions. I purposely worked on an intimate scale, conceiving them as aromatic "kitchen" paintings. Whether read as cultural nods to the centrality of food in the ethics of care, forgotten narratives from crumbled empires of spice, or feminist kitchen experiments, these paintings are meant to be delectable, in many senses.


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All images from the "On Sugar, Spice, and Other Delectable Abstractions" Series
Sizes range from 2" x 4" to 10" x 20"
Spices, graphite on canvas