My Farmacy project was over a year in the making! What started as a small idea in my head, quickly blossomed into one of the most rewarding projects I’ve captured in my career. I am so grateful for all of the farmers who let me photograph them! It was so wonderful getting to know everyone! I have plans to expand this project into other ideas, but for now I am so thankful for all of the support – from folks who attended the art openings (Fly Creek Farm, Lowe Mill, Carnegie Visual Art Center, Whole Foods), to the businesses who showcased the framed pieces, to the press and coverage of all of this! Thank you thank you thank you from the bottom of my heart for listening to my story and being with me in this space and time!
Here is an excerpt of the artist statement:
Good food is a necessity. Not just food that tastes delicious, but food that nourishes and enriches our lives. My goal is to capture the art of food. There is beauty to be found in the seedlings of life, there is work involved with raising the product, there is wonderment in something that provides us with needed fuel. I want to harness this wonderment and energy and showcase the beauty of each unique aspect of a farming lifestyle. I want to transport the idea of farming into a new light – one that illuminates the importance of pure food. A beacon that shines on the dedication of our famers.
Welcome to Farmacy, your prescription for food awareness.
The inspiration of this project came from a personal decision to be completely aware of what I put into my body. After battling an environmental cancer at the age of 15, I spent the next 15 years being haunted by a relapse or new disease all together. When I turned 30, I decided to take my health into my own hands, or more importantly, my stomach. I found a homeopathic herbalist that could guide me on the right nutritional path, which turned my diet turned into 80% plant based. While I always loved gardening, I had a new appreciation for produce and for the folks that dedicated their life to growing the nutrients our body needs. I wanted to connect with the farmers who are in control of my new food supply. I admire their hard work and my objective is to showcase the art that permeates their lifestyle.
Thank you for taking a moment to view the results of this personal adventure.
A selection of uniquely framed images made from poplar wood from Monte Sano are still available for purchase. Please inquire if any of the images below strike your fancy…or any of them from any of the projects that were maybe not initially selected to be in the art shows. The first set of images are from the art opening at Fly Creek Farm, an 1800s farmhouse that was beautifully restored by my friend Laurie and her husband. The evening featured a catered dinner and a performance by Tim Higgins!
The following images are the final images chosen to be in the art gallery openings…however, any of the photos seen in the Farmacy posts are available for purchase! I’m also including the promotional piece used to announce the shows! Please contact me if you are interested in any of the images!
AL.com shared an article about the project, which you can read here! It was also featured in a beautiful publication called Porch Magazine. Im attaching screenshots of the story below.