Fish Out of Water

Musings and observations about life from an East Coast native now living on the Left Coast in the California State Capitol since 2004. This fish has made her home in Madison, WI (7 years); Portland, OR (2 years); Las Vegas, NV (7 months); Middlebury, VT (3 summers); Marne-la-Vallee, a small town east of Paris, France (6 months); Middletown, CT (3 years); and Marshfield, MA, the fish's coastal hometown 40 miles south of Boston (17 years).

Location: Sacramento, California, United States


Day 167: More Capitol Box Art

This artwork, by Janine Mapurunga, appears on a utility box on 9th & Capitol:

The title of the piece, which appears at the top of each cluster of photos on opposite sides of the utility box, is “Who does your food come from? De quién viene su comida” and is part of a larger project to feature and celebrate Sacramento Farmers and Chefs.

I really like the quality of these photographs that show real people who are involved in producing and making food for folks around this area.  It's interesting that the artist chose to highlight eyes on one side and mouths on the other.  Perhaps that's a message about how we eat with our eyes as much as with our mouths, since that aesthetic presentation of food can be as important as taste.  Or maybe a message about how we identify, relate to, and judge others by how they look or speak.  It all depends on your perspective.


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