I like to think of artists sitting in their sun-drenched studios waiting for the Muse to descend and inspire them with great ideas leading to a profound new direction. In my case, unless the door is open, there is no atmospheric sunlight in my studio except through two muted, cobwebbed, dusty skylights, so I seek my Muse elsewhere, usually on the ocean.
At a time when many of us feel overwhelmed by the 24/7 demands of the digital world, simplifying and seeking human contact are being looked to as something of an antidote to the stresses and pressures of modern living.
Food presentation is just as essential to the success of a dish as its taste and flavor.
It is the beauty of the plated dish that entices you to take a bite. The design in plating makes the experience of food more than just eating and enjoying, but further into an expression of craftsmanship and art. Using the form, texture, and color to invoke emotions and even tell a story.