Beatriz Marques Santos
Don't play with food!
'Don’t play with food!' is a work which addresses food production, food security, access to food and food pollution by micro-plastics. At a formal level, it is composed of food cast into resin cubes.
The food cubes that look like gelatine are a critique on food waste and how, we as a society deal with food, and our relationship with it, I’m hoping to open up a much wider debate in general.
All the food used in my artwork was going to be thrown away before I collected it. Reusing this food and transforming it into art is intended to show how important food is in general by preserving it in a pristine state, while the use of resin is also a parallel to modern day unsustainable food practices, for example, the overzealous use of plastic packaging or the prevalence of microplastics in our diet.