Food and Desire - Conflict 3

Simone Maynard

Joined June 2008

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details of original painting
acrylic on canvas
76 × 104 cm (diptych)

part of a series titled ‘Food and Desire’

The works in Food and Desire, to me, tell more than just the story of my battle of wills. It does explore the battle between necessity and passion – one feeding the other and the frustration along the way – fighting to create. Where would I rather be? What would I rather be doing?
The painting waitress – the waitress who paints – the painter who waits…. Waits to create… waits to paint.

The work explores my everyday world… the means in which I need to meet to paint… as well as the NEED to paint. It also explores the mysteries or other persona of the waitress… such a personal yet non-attached job… an intimate yet generic job or role. Serving an audience. What does a waitress do when she is not waiting? Looking at the idea that she is more than just a waitress… the notion that she could be anyone or anything outside of her waiting job. Of course it is well know that many musicians, artists and actors have done this sort of job. Often it’s a way to make ends meet whilst waiting for a break or recognition or respect in their chosen field of the arts…. Waiting to be noticed? People have no idea of what else she, (the waitress), can do other than carry multiple plates and pour champagne with one hand behind their back and a smile on their face… In a sense they, themselves are actors, for the job is role-play.

original painting is available

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