Sunshine Coast Art Prize 2016 – Finalist
[Image courtesy of the artist]
Elizabeth Willing | Flesh | 2015 | collage of all the images from the book Fleisch-und Aufschnittplatten:meister prasentiert | 105.8 x 86.3 cm
My practice explores personal, local, and international food cultures; their origins and eccentricities. Flesh was made while on residence in Germany, the title references the German translation for meat, fleisch.
The images are cut from a book of masterfully presented, award winning meat platters. The rolled meats intertwine in waves while garnishes feature as focus points for the work, the craftsmanship of which is polluted by their garishness. Celebrating and remaining skeptical of the imagery, Flesh amplifies the ridiculousness, beauty, and comedy of artful meat platter display.