Hand. Food. Mouth is a publication that focuses on the ecological impact we make when we interact with food in the public domain. Material exploration inspired the development of various performative projects including: Lunch Mass, Cradle, Memory Plastique, Pocket Picnics, Hand Sandwich, and Memory Plastique which make up the narrative of the book.
MFA Design Thesis Advisors: Sara Dean and Stuart Kendall.
Eating Futures: Urban Eaters wear Pocket Picnics, a plate-form made to mitigate the need for packaging street food and single serving delights. Food and sauces ranging anywhere from tacos to soy sauce were served onto the hand-plate form for street eating.
This speculative future is documented in the publication, Hand. Food. Mouth.; Thesis Advisor: Sara Dean and Stuart Kendall
These illustrations were made in risogprah and sold at SF Art Book Fair, 2018 + Otis Art Book Fair, 2018
Cradle, an exploration of form and ritual
Cradle is a food-form series made from stacked takeaway packaging. Using hands to perform gestures of care and attention, this work invites us to reflect what we put inside ourselves, ultimately reinterpreting what it means to eat.
Exhibitions: This work was displayed at the Craft of Use exhibition and with Lunch Mass at the 2018 CCA Commencement Show. In August, 2018, two of the plate-forms were exhibited in the group show La Comida es Medicina at the Galeria de la Raza.
plaster models of disposed food packaging
sculpting over stacked plaster models
From October 2017 to April 2018, I collected people’s food packaging during lunch and filled them with plaster to encapsulate consumption habits that occur in the public domain. This project inspired the development of Cradle and is also featured in the publication, Hand. Food. Mouth.
Awards + Exhibition: This work received the Curator’s Award during CCA’s 2018 Commencement show and is currently on view at the California College of the Arts, San Francisco Campus.
This pop up event is a collaborative effort between me, Monica Martinez, and Illya Haro. In this collaboration, we were interested creating an eating experience that would create a dialogue for guests to taste pre-colombian ingredients with insects as sustainable protein futures. We presented our concepts as eating landscapes at the O2 Artisans Aggregate.
All design contributions I made were created for the February 8, 2018 Pop Up Dinner.
The plate forms shown were specifically designed for the chiniquil corn custard dish. At the night of the event we presented these forms as a proof of concept for framing our Eating Landscape narrative.
A choreography of gestures using hands and plate-forms
This piece is part of an ongoing investigation of eating rituals that occur in the public domain.
Et Sens, A service design concept
Food Fiction, 2030: In response to the neutralized meals produced by monopolized home printed foods, Et Sens emerges as a culinary mail-order service for consumers to reclaim sensory eating experiences using smells, textures and flavors from the past.
Presentations: This work was created during sponsored studio called ‘Actionable Matter’. Et Sens was presented at the Institute for the Future in Palo Alto and at a Speculative Futures Meet Up in San Francisco in 2017.
There are three tiers for consumers to choose from. The cost of each tier increases based on availability and demand of the product.
Posters for Et Sens Brick-and-Mortar
An olfactory Kit provides a suite of farm-approved fragrances to apply onto Nutri Ba meals.
A farm-to-pulp food cartridge can be used to change the texture and flavor of a home printed Nutri Ba.
This exclusive and highly coveted tier provides one small sample of authenticated and naturally grown produce to rekindle the tactile sensation of touching real food.
Julia’s Citrus Pie, made with Et Sens Tier 2
Dinner Party 2030
Sweet Space is an interactive food making activity for the annual CCA-hosted Nightlife Event at the California Academy of Sciences. 100 Space Desserts were created at the night of the event.