This is an amazing mixture of art meets charity meets cutlery.
A special dinner was put together for Smile Asia, a non-profit organization which specializes in treatment and care for the more than the more than 100,000 children born each year in Asia with cleft lip, cleft palate and other facial deformities.
This fancy four-course meal at the Ritz-Carlton hotel with food prepared by chef Massimo Pasquarelli had a special message and a unique way of using flatware to deliver it.
Please watch the video above to see how this event was able to make itself heard very clearly.
Just to be clear, I named them Fork Birds not the artist. And the artist is Matt Wilson from South-Carolina.
Such a simple concept using the old forks, knives and spoons and some recycled lumber. Yes a simple concept but so elegant and wondrous in it’s execution. This flying flatware shows a creative eye for design and an innate understanding of the subjects. He does shrimp, fish and seahorses too!
“Bouquets and Butterflies” is a project by artist Ann Carrington. She is based in the UK and her work using standard cutlery to create beauty like this is astounding. Your standard fork, knife and spoon become works of art. A quote about the exhibit from her website:
August 2016 saw ‘Pop goes the Weasel!’ – a large retrospective exhibition of Ann’s work – open at the Royal College of Art, Kensington, London. The centerpiece of the exhibition, Devil’s Trumpet, a floral sculpture fashioned from cutlery, was acquired by the V & A for their collection and will be on permanent display in the Silver Gallery from October 2016.
You might not be able to visit the gallery or have missed the presentation, but check out the wonderful photos on her website:
Mother’s Day is coming up and this cutlery caviar spoon came to mind. According to Wikipedia:
“There is a custom that caviar should not be served with a metal spoon, because metal may impart an undesirable flavour. Some food experts point out that caviar is stored and sold in metal tins, and therefore any effect of metal on caviar flavour is a misconception; however, others point out that silver is reactive, and may affect caviar flavour.”
Those metal tins these days are lined with a protective layer so I’m still a believer that a metal spoon can ruin the caviar experience. Even if it’s just the mouth feel of metal that is a factor.
But either way, call your Mom. And go out and get some champagne and caviar and treat her. She raised you and put up with you, she deserves a treat.