Iemmolo continues, in this piece, to combine material culture and human interaction. In the cold months the artist found herself craving baked goods. The dark skies and snow led to eating cookies, cupcakes and other sweet, buttery treats. Naturally this led to guilt. We shy away from such sweets for our health but we still crave them.
Is this craving tied to love? Iemmolo wants to explore the link between food and psychology with a particular eye to butter which was once used as tribute and sacrifice.
When we are younger baked goods are treats and rewards for good behavior. Or these goods are just tied to good memories of our mothers giving treats after school. Iemmolo wonders what happens if this buttery, sweet fat is missing? Do we just crave it forever? She also wonders if instead of these sweets, these treats, shouldn’t we humans crave each other in this way?
Come see the artist’s Talking Piano and kids from CPS Jordan Community School. As with al Iemmolo’s events it will be magical fun.