Drawing from interviews in Malawi and Boston, MA, I will create a book and set of paintings about relationships to farming and food.
For my project, I will create an art piece comparing the relationship between farming and memory. I will start with Boston, MA, USA and Bolero, Malawi. In each of these disparate places, I will interview a sample of people. In order to get a fuller idea of their experiences, while I record the interviews I will also sketch, take notes and photographs. From this gathered material, I will paint portraits, either of the interviewee's likeness, or the memories they relate to me. Through the paintings and information I gather, I will study the variables and facets that make up the communities relationships to food and agriculture. I will build up a series of paintings that will work alongside these findings, that address the comparison between the two places and whatever else may come up. The book will reflect and expand on this work. As a vehicle for this work, the book will provide a different mode for expressing my findings.
As I am currently based outside of Boston, I will start with interviews here first. Then I plan to use my kickstarter fund for air fare to Malawi, where I will spend up to two months. The remainder of my budget will be for art supplies and the creation of the book.
Thank you so much for your interest in my work and feel free to ask any questions!
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