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A pocket-sized, accordion fold panoramic look at food in St. Louis

Gouache painting

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The artwork was created for FoodStock, a 2011 exhibition at Mad Art Gallery in Soulard. Proceeds from the charity art auction supported Operation Food Search.

The mission of Operation Food Search is to provide individuals in need with food and other basic necessities to help them alleviate the burden of hunger and its consequences. Helping lives one meal at a time. 

Accordion fold Moleskine sketchbook.

FoodStock art show

I decided to draw an eight-foot long panoramic view of food in St. Louis, from backyard barbecues to food trucks, outdoor cafes, fine dining and bars. I wanted to create an image that worked for individual pages, spreads and also when it was unfolded to different lengths.

I started off experimenting with gouache and a limited color palette. But eventually I decided to draw the line art scenes directly in a Moleskine Japanese album. Rather than sticking with one perspective system for the entire image, I decided to vary and twist the perspective between spreads.