Megan Fizell a Sydney based photographer combines her love of food, art and photography to create works of art good enough to eat. Megan's inspiration comes from still life painting and photography which she then turns into culinary delights. You can views Megan's work on her blog Feasting on Art. A personal favorite of ours is Megan's "Coconut Milk Ice Cream with Caramelized Papaya & Lime" inspired by Fridia Kahlo's still life painting "Coconut Tears",1951.
We've asked Megan to list the top 10 things she loves and this is what she said......................
1. Still Life Photographers (more specifically Aya Brackett, Mark Menjivar, Martin Parr & Marian Drew) their work is a source of inspiration.
2. Stain Teacups by Bethan Laura Wood http://www.woodlondon.co.uk/PAGES/COLLECTIONS/TABLE/STAIN1.html .Teacups that are fired to stain as you use them.
3. Byron Bay Green Jalapeno Chilli Sauce with coriander http://www.byronbaychilli.com/hot_sauces.html. I may have accidentally consumed an entire bottle in less than three days.
4. Album: The Greatest by Cat Power. So beautiful, almost painfully sad.
5. Frida Kahlo. She was my favorite artist even before I studied Art History. I just featured my favorite painting by Kahlo on feasting on Art http://feasting-art.blogspot.com/2010/01/kahlos-coconut-milk-ice-cream-with.html
6. Fish. I wanted to be a marine biologist when I was little but became deterred due to my overwhelming fear of deep water. Often when traveling my first stop is to the aquarium - no matter how small or out of the way. I have two pet goldfish - Frida (Kahlo) and Alfred (after the photographer Alfred Stieglitz)
7. Distortion Series by André Kertész. Created in 1933 the collection of about 200 photographs were made with mirrors and the bodies are so warped that in some only a few limbs are discernible. I always found the images quite sad (but beautifully so), the women had no control over the way in which the mechanical lens contorted their figures. Perhaps it is best to view the series while listening to The Greatest by Cat Power.
8. Lomo Photography. I have a Holga camera that I use to shoot 120m film. From double exposures to vignetting and light leaks the medium always keeps me guessing.
9. Paper Cutting by Peter Callesen http://www.petercallesen.com/ I first discovered his work at the Frieze Art Fair in '06 and have been patiently saving my pennies ever since.
10. Michigan. I may be biased because it is my home but what is not to love about a state shaped like a mitten?