Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Food and Art

Hello all,

I've run across this artist's work a couple of times now, and thought that I ought to share it with you.

Tattfoo is an artist based in New York who has done a whole range of products drawing attention to social and environmental issues, from urban development to loss of food histories, to (my favorite) the nature matching system. The nature matching system is a visual & colorful representation of healthful eating habits--a fun and engaging way to get folks talking about their food, be they little tikes or adults. Below are a few images from the project.

How fun would it be if our fruit stickers all said "Remember to take your daily dose of color"?
Each color is associated with a healthy food. Below is the key.

These murals have been installed in a few cities and exhibitions focusing on food have also visited cities across the US.

I hope that you'll take a second to check out some of his work! You can find it here.

There are also a few free downloads through the nature matching system project that can help you spread the word of colorful, healthy eating! Try the printable coloring book pages for the kids or the screen saver for adults.

Any thoughts on using art in food activism? Please share in the comments!

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