I love vegetables.
I love constellations.
Why not combine two awesome things simultaneously?
I’ve always enjoyed the illustrations behind the constellations. In this show, I’ve taken all real constellations and have created my own illustrations to go behind them, inspired by amazing vegetables I’ve always wanted to draw and paint.
I initally learned the constellations my first summer in Moab working as a river guide in 1994. I slept under the stars and spent hours enjoying the desert dark skies with the little pocket guide to constellations I had bought. Since then, constellations have felt like old friends to me. I love looking up and seeing a familiar set of stars that I feel somehow connected to.
I had so much fun creating this show. I hope you enjoy it too!
How did this idea come to me? Moonflower market (the natural food store) in Moab asked if I would be interested in doing the November artwalk. I instantly knew I wanted to take a break from landscapes and do a kitchen line of art of fruits and vegetables that I’ve been dreaming about for years. I love the amazing colors and shapes of produce.
When they told me some of the pieces needed to be dark sky themed, I thought “How in the world would I combine fruits and vegetables AND dark skies???” Instantly, this idea of turning vegetables into constellations came to me and I knew I had to make it happen!
This artshow is hanging in the deli section of Moonflower market (the natural food store) in Moab, Utah. It will be up until the end of November 2018.
More vegetable constellations are in the works. Stay tuned!
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and may not be duplicated or used without written permission by the artist.