Think your plating ability is spectacular enough to contend on Top Chef? Well California–based artist Hannah Rothstein will give you a run for your money with her Thanksgiving Special series. Here Rothstein, who is currently in residence at Planet Labs, imagines how history’s most famous artists would plate the traditional American holiday meal.
She began the project last year by creating 10 images using turkey, gravy, corn, green beans, cranberry sauce, stuffing, and mashed potatoes. Rothstein studied the work of artists from Mondrian to Magritte to Julien Shnabel in order to translate their lexicon using only food.
For the second iteration of the project, Thanksgiving Special: Seconds, she continued with her artist inspired food art, but also branched out with digital manipulation for a Damien’s Hirst inspired formaldehyde turkey and Salvador Dali’s signature “melting” shapes.
“This year, I wanted to include a bit more diversity in the series, both in terms of artists’ backgrounds and visual presentation,” Rothstein told Mashable .
In the spirit of giving, 50 limited edition 16″x20″ prints of each work are available for $125 each. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the SF Food Bank to help feed families in need this Thanksgiving.
Christo and Jean Claude
While playing with her food seems to be one of Rothstein’s greatest skills, she is also a highly talented painter with comedic projects like “For the Pun of It” and “Celebrity Mashups.” I don’t know about you guys, but she would totally be invited to my Friendsgiving. Click here to see the rest of her portfolio or follow her on Instagram for her latest works.