Sly Cat Gallery
Art Gallery and Custom Framing

Jennifer Pate

Many people take comfort in food, the dependency to rely on hungers’ insistent schedule to satisfy our need for gratification. We balance between affordability, convenience, and desire to control and moderate what we accept into our bodies. In my illustrative work I portray food with anthropomorphic qualities in order to explore both the healthy and unhealthy relationships people have with food. I am interested in breaking down barriers and discussing the joy and fulfillment found in the mundane ritual of sustaining life. I hope to remind people of the simple pleasures of an active imagination and sometimes, yes, it is okay to play with your food.

“My inspiration lies in the mundane and everyday actions that can remind people the beauty of being alive today. Food instills such a visceral memory of life, it connects people together.”