Cheese, bacon, and bread. Sounds like an excellent sandwich, right? Well, it’s also the still life subjects of this week’s THE FOOD SEEN. Mike Geno painted a porterhouse during art school, and from there on out shed the “starving” aspect of being an artist. His most recent collection “Fromage/Homage”, elevates simple pieces of cheese to high art. This episode has been brought to you by Hearst Ranch.
“I never considered cheese because it’s this whole subculture that I never indulged in.”
“Every time I paint a cheese, I learn more about cheese…My knowledge of meat really helped me learn about flesh tones.”
“Finally, cheese is getting the center stage as opposed to being a prop for other still-lifes.”
— Mike Geno on THE FOOD SEEN