American artist Lee Price, in a hyper-realistic oil painting series “Woman & Food” explores the very complex relationship woman had with food. In Price’s paintings, food serves as a symbol for the many distractions we create to keep ourselves from being conscious and present in our lives.

When I’m having difficulties in my life food is still how I deal with things…. It’s not the severity that it was, but I might grab a pint of Haagen Dazs without thinking.

The paintings are very personal, they explore compulsive behavior. I use food as the focus, but any number of other things could stand in for food.

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With her own history of eating disorders, Price excels at expressing the incredibly fraught, frustrating connection so many of us have with food

 The women in my paintings are seeking a place of solace. They are looking for a re acquaintance with joy. They are searching for the lusciousness of life

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