Currently based in Buenos Aires, Anna Keville Joyce created her first plated series after the loss of her pet bird, Budgie. Her illustrations are comprised of 100% food elements, such as the flamingo drawn from rice and crushed Fruit Loops, a woodpecker made of coffee beans and seeds, a budgie with carrots, potato skins for feathers and perched on branches made of green onions. Each food item is selected to showcase the subject’s colors, shapes, and textures.
She says, “Food is what I understand best—I know how it moves, how it responds, how to care for it, how to make it last, its color hues, and when it’s going to shrivel and die on me. It’s my favorite medium.”
Her most recent project titled “Eastern Europe“, is a series of four Food Illustrations based on Eastern European cities: Prague, Budapest, Bucharest, & Warsaw.
“The saying rings true,” she says… “we eat first with our eyes.”