KIMACOPRINTS [eat with your hands, it’s good for you]

Hand-drawn and hand-carved linocut print on Japanese Hosho paper (77gsm) using Cranfield oil-based ink.

Each piece is hand-burnished so small variations in finish may occur, reflecting the hand-printed process and making each one unique. Numbered, titled and signed.

Sold unframed.

Roti
Edition of 14
approx. 28x33 cm

Though this series is called [eat with your hands it's good for you] the emphasis is really on the fingers, which each carry a spiritual significance and are extensions of the elements of nature in Vedic studies - fire, air, space, earth and water. Naturally it follows that when you eat with your hands, your fingers and therefore the amalgamation of all five  elements come in contact with the food directly and cosmic energy is transferred and absorbed.

Available in two colour variations. Please refer to images provided and make a selection.




Rice
Edition of 11
approx. 38x28 cm

Rice is best eaten with our fingers and this supposedly barbaric and uncivilised engagement [a backwards gaze] is especially wonderful to do so in communal settings such as in Filipino boodle fights. The delight of using fingers to scoop food into ones mouth is of course not limited to rice based meals. Fingers to mouth feeding is also an act of friendship and love - [gursha] is the Ethiopian custom of feeding others food from one's own hand [a sequence of my hand-injera-your mouth in motion.] It's an experience of intimate bond not just between ourselves and the food but with each other.

Available in two colour variations. Please refer to images provided and make a selection.




Dumpling
Edition of 12
approx. 37x28 cm

The shapes our hands form when we prepare our food are beautiful. There is a joy and satisfaction in making momos from scratch, especially in the folding and the pleating of the skin to parcel the filling. So many ways to fold a dumpling.



Kimchi
Edition of 12
approx. 27x31cm

The same recipe made by two different people will never taste the same. 손맞 (literally translated to hand flavour), the flavour of your hands, flavour in the fingertips, flavour that we impart of us and our spirit into the food that we make - whether it be dumplings, lumpia, kimchi - labour intensive cooking and making, hands stained red, creases filled with salt and oil. Perhaps it's why we yearn for home cooked meals, side dishes made by mama, food we make for each other (as opposed to takeaways and ready made meals).

Available in two colour variations. Please refer to images provided and make a selection.






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