What’s In Your Fridge?

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What’s in your refrigerator? ¬†How much food is in your fridge? How much of that food has gone bad?

There are a lot of variables when it comes to what’s in people’s refrigerators, but we all have one. I find food and food-related issues to be fascinating which is why I thought it would be fun and interesting to illustrate the contents of a variety of refrigerators from around the country and the world.

Thank you to everyone who was willing to share a photo of their refrigerator with me! This is potentially an ongoing project, so I may put out calls for more if anyone is interested in helping. I’ve also thought about turning these into refrigerator magnets – is that something you would be interested in?

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Cover Illustration for Regent’s College London EBS Alumni Magazine

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Late last year I was asked to create a cover illustration for EBS London, Regent’s College London’s alumni magazine. It was a food and drink special with the tagline ‘The Ingredients of Success.” They loved the spaghetti and meatballs idea and provided the words they wanted to include within the pasta. They were such a pleasure to work with and I was thrilled to be working on my first cover. Below is a larger image of just the illustration.

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Nutritionism – New Editorial Illustration

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Nutritionism is a term used to describe our current practice of eating foods based solely on their nutrients and not on the food as a whole. We take the nutrients out of context and completely disregards the benefits of eating whole foods. Instead we cram nutrients where they don’t belong, like extra fiber to cereals made of corn and sugar, and we get far less nutrition in return.

I created this editorial illustration after reading about nutritionism in Michael Pollan’s book In Defense of Food. I had originally created it for a separate food project I’m working on, but since that project has taken a slightly different turn, I decided to share this with you and to add it to my portfolio. If you’re interested in food and food-related issues, you can follow my on my second Twitter account here.