The ritual of food Abril Castillo Cabrera
Food covers the need of having rituals and helps us find temples to bond with others. In the ritual there’s repetition but also respect for a sacred action that strengthens that union. Food as a ritual and sacred act marks this series by a daily journey through the flavors and the table’s layout. Each drawing is a pin on a map of unrepeatable moments, to link a number of presents between objects, people and places. The ritual of eating is complemented with drawing. Drawing also links and composes a moment and a sacred place.
They are portraits of people with whom I’ve shared the first meal of the day (some were lunches or dinners), whether physically or in spirit (there are drawings from pictures taken from social media, but others were taken from reality at a real breakfast).
Drawings of landscapes endlessly linked together through a Japanese notebook. All tables of the world and all the instants become one. People appear shaped as cups or glasses. Thus, every drink on the table represents the soul of those who shared the sobremesa, the most important time of the meal: when everything is digested, and the conversation and the bond between people make it impossible to leave giving a long-breath to the ritual.