Words and Fashion Styling and Fashion Design by Brooke Atwood Photography and Art Direction by Chia Chong Photo Styling and Art Direction by Libbie Summers Floral Design by Ashley Bailey […]
I remember watching my Dad and Grandpa Gibson clean and butcher 20 to 30 rabbits at a time after a long day of hunting on Grandpa’s Missouri farm. When I got old enough I was allowed to help skin the rabbits, but never hold the knife. Knowing my Dad and Grandpa, this concern was not for my safety, but for the enjoyment they garnered from butchering their own kill.
My fondness for the artwork featured this week on Salted & Styled is composed of a two-fold list of ingredients: one part eggs, the other part simple words.
POW! BLAM! ZAP!
Cartoon action words are the only accurate way to convey my overly-and-ever-so-dramatic reaction to one of JenMarie Zeleznak’s new works “I Have a Feeling, That You’re Feeling Less These Days.” It is this kind of feeling that is almost but not quite a doubled-over-at-the-waist-and-catching-my-breath-moment (I am admittedly given to drama, I think I mentioned that previously?).
This week we were all scheming on oysters (after all, they are in season, being that January is a month with the letter “r” in it) and naturally I thought of my friend and well-known Savannah based artist Katherine Sandoz. You see, every year she and her family host a big annual oyster roast on New Year’s Eve at their little farm in Vernonburg. In a word it is magical.
Mandarin Orange and Clementine season is upon me and when asked what art inspired me, I naturally chose this mixed media piece by SCAD alumna Beth Loraine Bowman. So reminiscent of my darling clementines (yum!) with its deep texture, full-bodied orange hues, and glossy finish…I can almost smell (and taste) the sweetness now!
Ok, first of all, I LOVE mushrooms….pretty similar to my salt obsessed self, throw those little guys on or in anything and I’ll eat it. Let’s go ahead and set the record straight here too…I, of course, am only referring to all legal mushrooms in this post.
This week on Simmer Down Brenda and Libbie introduce you to five people who are teaching us the new “old way” to eat. Listen to what you have to look forward to in the next several weeks on Salted and Styled. Fantastic recipes, the incredible photography by Chia Chong, artwork, fashion and profiles on each person featured here and in Savannah Magazine’s Epicurean issue.
A healthy lunch choice.
This week we are peeling back the layers of the dear artichoke to reveal just what it is that makes its thorny heart beat. And what better way to introduce you to the artichoke than through the artwork of SCAD professor Marcia Neblett. She is responsible for the intricate woodcut print before you. For those of you who are a bit sketchy on just what a “woodcut” is, let me clarify this medium a little further. A woodcut is a technique in which an artist carves away pieces from a block of wood. Rather than creating artwork from the pieces taken away or using the wood as a canvas, this form of art, instead, makes the wood itself and what remains of it the artwork. The image that is left may then be covered in ink, as Neblett does so skillfully above, and voila! you are ready to print!