From the perfect selection on a trolley that’s wheeled around ‘fine dining’ establishments, to the orange day- glow product extruded from an aerosol can, when it comes to cheese there is something for everyone.
Be it artisanal or lowbrow, melting creaminess or plastic wrapped slices, the variety of choices is seemingly endless. And most astonishing of all: it originates from the same product, milk.
For the artist, all the usual descriptive qualities are present: color, texture and shape. If I then mix in the interpretive characteristics, such as creamy; sweet; complex; rich; sharp; etc., this ancient food that crosses all cultures becomes a still life subject of infinite exploration, deserving of canvas and paint.
The cheese, as they say, stands alone.