Detroit photographer Michelle Gerard has created “The Artist Diet” a wonderfully whimsical photo series in which she has recreated meals reflecting the eating habits such luminary artists as John Steinbeck, Georgia O’Keeffe, Jack Kerouac, Andy Warhol, Charles M. Schulz, F. Scott Fitzgerald and Marcel Proust. Gerard stated that she got the idea after reading about director David Lynch‘s favorite food ritual.
Several years ago, I was reading about David Lynch’s strict ritual of dining at Bob’s Big Boy at precisely 2:30pm (the only time when the milkshake is just the right consistency) and how he would drink 5, 6, 7 cups of coffee with lots and lots of sugar. He described himself as “heavily into sugar” and the sugar/caffeine combination fueled his creativity while he scribbled ideas on napkins. He credited so much of this ritual to his success. From there, I started researching other artists with rituals surrounding food.
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