"Epicurean" adds a surrealist view of food and the way in which we view it as a raw material or ingredient. Although food itself is to be consumed, this project explores the elements of ornate beauty that can be seen within restaurants today. This is usually achieved through the use of unusual ingredients or the theatrical nature of the overall dining experience. Some restaurants take this even further by keeping the produce they use as close to their natural state as possible, often seen when dealing with seafood. The ingredients are shown against ornamental objects, related to food, to evaluate the visual aesthetics and how we perceive these items before they have been presented as "food".
Cirstyn Brown • Lara Cappelli • Egle Kisieliute • Katariina Leinonen • Stewart Main • Kelly Muir • Laura Prieto •