Epicurious Potato Heads
by Natasha Bacca
Alimentum is delighted to feature Natasha Bacca's Epicurious Potato Heads. Here's Natasha on her work:
Epicurious Potato Heads is an exploration of American culture and the relationship we have with food.
I anthropomorphize food by cooking potato heads and then memorialize them by photographing them. By ascribing human form and attributes to food we can more easily identify with it. Our anthropomorphic perceptions and ideas influence how we interact with the food. An emotional bond is created, and a personal relationship evolves between us and what we eat.
Our relationship with food is not only the longest standing relationship in our life, but also the most complex. Food is much more than a simple fuel. It can be a sin, an escape, a reward, a comfort, or all of these at different times, making a balanced attitude toward food difficult to maintain. In addition to psychological influences, cultural attitudes, religious beliefs, and social expectations also shape the way we feel about what, how, why, when, where, and how much we eat. When we understand what precisely shapes our eating behaviors, we can cultivate a more harmonious relationship with our food.
I invite viewers to become more aware of and actively cultivate a harmonious relationship with the foods they choose to consume.