Fortune Biscuits, 2014, lino-print on board

Fortune Biscuits, Lino Print Drawing, 200 x 150cm, 2014, Nicola Anthony_detail 4

I was delighted that the Edible Art Movement was invited to collaborate with 4XFOUR – an exciting concept that brings together the art of gastronomy with the world of visual art, featuring internationally acclaimed chefs.

For the showcase I am debuting my giant lino-prints which feature biscuit designs and the goddesses of fate – Fortune Biscuits, 2014.

The biscuit for me, is a sign of nostalgia, childhood, playfulness. When I broke them down into drawings, they also had references elsewhere – e.g. in the names printed onto them, the shapes referring to lotus roots, flowers or popular patterns.

I am also interested in the fact that in the West, where I grew up, the Fortune Cookie is a staple icon of Chinese food culture. However in China and Asia itself, this does not exist, but is simply a made up thing. For Fortune Biscuits, I added new texts to the biscuits, replacing the brands with words that have their roots in fate, fortune, and future. ‘Marie’ becoming ‘Moirai‘, the gods of fate.

 

Below you can see images of the pieces, or check out the image album here.

Fortune Biscuits, Lino Print Drawing, 200 x 150cm, 2014, Nicola Anthony
Fortune Biscuits, Lino Print Drawing, 200 x 150cm, 2014, Nicola Anthony
Fortune Biscuits, Lino Print Drawing, 200 x 150cm, 2014, Nicola Anthony
Preliminary Sketch
Fortune Biscuits, Lino Print Drawing, 200 x 150cm, 2014, Nicola Anthony
In the making – Fortune Biscuits, Lino Print
Fortune Biscuits, Lino Print Drawing, 200 x 150cm, 2014, Nicola Anthony
detail
Fortune Biscuits, Lino Print Drawing, 200 x 150cm, 2014, Nicola Anthony
Fortune Biscuits, Lino Print Drawing, 200 x 150cm, 2014, Nicola Anthony
Fortune Biscuits, Lino Print Drawing, 200 x 150cm, 2014, Nicola Anthony
Fortune Biscuits, Lino Print Drawing, 200 x 150cm, 2014, Nicola Anthony

See the full roster of Edible Art Movement artworks here:

 

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