Judith G. Klausner, an artist based in Somerville MA, wants to remind us of the small and intricate things that we so often take for granted. Her newest project From Scratch, takes a unique approach to exploring the dichotomy of food production, and the inherent beauty of food ephemera.
April Wells is an artist with an obvious passion for food, animals, and anthropomorphism. She creates characters through her paintings and designs that are part animal, part food, and all adorbz.
For this edition of Food Art Friday, we keep the meat train rollin’. After recently covering one of our favorite artists and meat connoisseurs, Alyson Thomas, I was psyched to get introduced to Mike Geno — known amongst some circles as ‘Meat Man Mike’. How could we go wrong?
Philadelphia-based artist, Mike Geno, a.k.a. Meat Man Mike, has earned his moniker in more ways than one. First, Mike actually worked as a meat cutter, while an undergrad at Temple University. That familiarity with the product, along with the typical financial hardships of an art major, is what led him to his subject matter of choice.
Alyson Thomas is certainly not your typical fine artist. For one, not many others are authorized to add ‘Esq.’ to their name, as she’s a former lawyer who quit her job to pursue an art career. Secondly, we have yet to find anyone this obsessed with figuring out the ‘meat-analogous subcomponents’ of everything they see and turning it into art.