Little Fat Kids (melted and cast candy figurines) by Viviane Le Courtois
Like food, art is personal. Unlike food, when one writes about art and tells the whole tale they rob the potential exhibit-goer of the organic experience only derived with a first, fresh encounter. In short when walking in to see the Edible? exhibit by Viviane Le Courtois at the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art (fondly known as BMoCA) I was excited sprinkled with a bit of trepidation as the reporter. I believe I could convey the essence of a pork tenderloin to a blind person but food in art? A road less traveled for me.
Viviane Le Courtois, Cellules 1 (detail), 2009, natural etching, 1/15 (part of the Garden of Earthly Delights exhibit ; featuring etchings done using the Kombucha ‘Mother’ on zinc plate) Image courtesy of BMoCA