Artwork

Anyway, today was interesting in many ways.

About

For the duration of 2007, we cooked one meal a day in chronological order from the Rachael Ray cookery book, “365: No Repeats A Year of Deliciously Different Dinners“. Regardless of all tastes, desires, and circumstance the book was followed rigidly.

We have translated the experience of cooking, documenting and eating into a purely aesthetic, visual experience for the viewer. Each ingredient used in the cookery book was compiled into alphabetical order and assigned a color from a Pantone color chart. Each meal has been translated into a color grid; each vertical stripe represents an ingredient. The placement of the stripe is dictated by the order of the ingredients written in the recipe. The width of the stripe is dictated by the volume of the ingredient as it relates proportionally to all the other ingredients in that recipe. Each image is therefore a functional blueprint for a recipe.

The images are currently in a digital format. We are in the process of translating each digital image onto a unique 90 x 120cm painting on canvas.

Details

2013
WORK IN PROGRESS

366 DIGITAL IMAGES, EACH TO BE MADE INTO A PAINTING ON CANVAS 90 X 120CM


THE RACHAEL RAY PROJECT

We have recently created a new website,  The Rachael Ray Project, which features the three projects we have completed since 2006 which look at the interconnected nature of art, cooking, and the cult of the celebrity chef.

  • In 2006, we filmed people cooking in real time to episodes of 30 Minute Meals by Rachael Ray.
  • In 2007, we cooked one meal every single day from Rachael Ray’s book, “365: No Repeats A Year of Deliciously Different Dinners“ and blogged about it daily.
  • In 2009 we translated each of the daily meals from “365: No Repeats A Year of Deliciously Different Dinners“ into a digital image.
  • Now, in 2013, we are creating a unique painting from each digital image.

All the paintings in the series are available for sale over on our new site.

Go to The Rachael Ray Project!

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