Share what you love.
Today Jessika and I set up our art installation at Not Enough! We presented our preserved food as an interactive art piece. It felt so good to get to share our hard work with our community and to receive so much positive feedback about it. We’re heading back tomorrow for the second day and have even more delicious things to share.
My artist statement about the project:
My family has been preserving food for generations. Some of my earliest memories are of picking wild blueberries and grapes to be turned into jelly. I learned to can from helping my gramma and dad every year in the kitchen. They would make huge vats of antipast from my great-grandmother’s recipe, sweet and spicy Hungarian peppers, tomato juice and sauce, and a wide variety of jelly depending on what fruit was available cheap or free. Using what they have taught me, I have spent the summer utilizing ingredients, learning new recipes, and putting up jar after jar of preserved food that will sustain me and my friends in the seasons to come. Every jar honors where I have come from, grounds me in the moment it was created, and sustains me into the future with love and intention.
And some photos of our sweet display:
*all photos by jessika fancy
I have an epic post in the works from when my amazing gramma was in town, but I haven’t had the chance to finish it as I was traveling and am now back to work for the school year. But soon!!