On 05, Feb 2013 | In Portraiture | By jilliadmin
From the Weeds
The classic scenario of the artist-waiting-tables is laid bare in this on-going portrait series, in which the artist documents her hospitality compatriots nurturing their often hidden creative lives in a great range of activities.
Restaurant work’s ephemeral nature tends to draw together unique collections of individuals who are simultaneously nurturing other passions. These creative service workers draw upon the energy, camaraderie, quick cash, and odd hours to forward another, often entirely disparate, pursuit.
In the From the Weeds series, whose title is drawn from a hospitality colloquialism for an intensely busy period, the artist goes “into the field” with her colleagues to photograph them pursuing their other vocations.