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SENIOR THESIS ART EXHIBITION


Madeline Justiniano

Long Island, NY

ARTIST STATEMENT

If the body is art, then the food that nurtures the body must be the medium the body is molded in. Recipe for a Human is a documentary audio-visual project that brings to the forefront how food nurtures people, more than just on a nutritional level. Food is relationships, it is heritage, and it is individualism. The food we eat reveals much about us, and if you know some of the ingredients that make a person, you might just learn something about them you did not know before.

Through photographing my friends and the foods that made them who they are, I became closer to them and learned a new respect for the culinary arts. I made every single one of the foods photographed by myself, as a way to bring to life the experiences my friends described to me in their interviews, both for the benefit of myself and you, the viewer. 

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