A series of photographs exploring margarine, colour, food dyes (particularly cochineal) and the history of domestic activity. Also a petit soupçon of an homage to Joseph Beuys.
[ Cochineal is a scale insect from which the natural dye carmine is derived. Margarine, created in France in 1869 is dyed yellow to imitate butter. ]
The manufacturers ship large quantities of oleomargarine to England, Holland, and other countries, to be manufactured into butter, which is sold as butterine — Johnson’s Cyc.
Lightjet C-prints, 11″ x17″. 2010-11