the project. . .
artists around the country were
paired with female chefs as part of a project sponsored by Girls Incorporated
of Alameda County, an affiliate of the national Girls
Incorporated (Click back to return). The artists and chefs were
to get acquainted, learn about each other's work, and to collaborate on
a quilt that reflected something of this encounter.
resulting quilts are being made
over the course of a year and will then tour the USA in an exhibit sponsored
by the Smithsonian
Institution SITES Program (Click Back to Return).
page reflects an alternate
mode of communication established between chef and artist to monitor the
collaboration and to view its result from a different perspective.
Left to right,
Kathleen and Susan consider
the collaboration, New Orleans Nov 1997
work-in-progress) ©Sharp 1998
|In talking with Susan, I learned
that for her a favorite fish visually was the red snapper, a fish that
one could also actually eat. On the other hand, a favored fish for
me was an icon, myth laden and cosmic-eyed, which one could only imagine.
Wondering about this observation was the starting point for this quilt
which addresses a chef's and an artist's approach to making Fishstew.