Borsht is part of The Feast series of works exploring painting by food stain. I laid a sheet of paper on the chopping board and cut up the ingredients for beetroot based soup - borsht. The result was a combination of beautiful soft blending stains contrasted by sharp and angular cutting lines. I then deepened some of the major cuts, folded parts of paper in and out. Utilising some of the minor cuts I implied a series of folds to the paper, producing a three dimensional sculptural arrangement.
Beef and Ale Stew
This work has been created by inserting paper straight into the stewing pot during cooking. The heated fat mixed with juices of the stew makes some beautiful marks and acts as a temporary preservative for this perishable medium. Once the hot fat from stewing cools and dries dries, any folds in the paper keep their shape and loose particles get glued on.