“My body of work deals with the relationship between food and the individual. I paint still-lifes as a means of capturing and documenting the meals that I have partially eaten or been unable to finish. I use oil glazes on circular panels or canvas—the glazing process mimicking the methodical way I have to consume a meal. Glazing is the act of applying thin transparent washes of color over one another to create the illusion of depth. I utilize scale as a way to initiate feelings of intimacy or overwhelm. I want the viewer to experience the same daunting and comforting emotions that I attach to foods as well.”

LILLY WEAKLEY is currently a BFA student at the University of Louisville.