The Capital Times recently featured
the work of UW-Madison's Laurie Beth Clark in an article called, "Inspiration, creativity and justice mingle at MMoCA's Art + Food event."
The project provided people with onions to chop, potatoes to mash, and 1,000 baked and hand-decorated sugar cookies; a collaboration between the worlds of food and art. In a similar collaboration, Clark organized a one-day artists' pop-up event in which people could throw 150 pounds of tomatoes at the wall to express rage.
The article quotes Clark, who is a faculty member with the School of Education's Art Department, as saying: “We love to use food to make people feel good and give them pleasure."
As artists, however, they can “have things not taste good, or to cause people to cry ... to take people through a different range of emotions that are not permissible when someone is paying for dinner.”
The Art + Food event was the latest in the a MMoCA series called "Art+," a combination of networking and panel discussion. Other events in the series included "Art+Code," "Art+Learning," "Art+Place."