NZ Art Show Online

Nicola Bennett


Could a painting that speaks to our senses create a similar experience to eating a delicious meal? My work delves into the possibilities of viewing art as a haptic experience.

For me, cooking and painting are bodily experiences that incorporate all my senses. The process of cooking is all about touch, sound, smell and taste. When I paint I have a similar experiences, except for taste. However, when I create a surface texture that I love, I can almost feel my mouth water. I’m interested in the imagined senses and the possibility of eating with the eyes, a visual feast if you will.

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