Butter & Jelly Toast, by Angela Hughes Zokan
What's On Your Plate?
A series by local South Carolina Artist, Angela Hughes Zokan
12”X12”, Acrylic on Canvas, 2023
Part 2: Behold the Simple, Butter & Jelly Toast
One thing that I wish I didn’t have to be so aware of? Carbs. I love carbs in all forms, and looking at my artworks over the next couple of weeks you will probably say the same. The simplicity of toast and jelly can be devoured at any time of day. This piece was inspired by a photograph my cousin sent to me when I was discussing this series with her. The funny part is I remember her only eating jelly toast (and chicken nuggets) for the first probably 6 years of her life!
About the Collection: A Note From the Artist
The most precious memories and conversations happen around the table with a meal, a melted popsicle or a couple of slices of leftover bacon in the toaster oven. Hey, when you know you know! These meals do not have to be over the top (although I do love a gourmet dish), but oftentimes are the simplest, with the most significance.
I find that more and more I draw connections to people through different foods, flavors, and scents. When I prepare a meal, snack, or even beverage for myself or my family I am reminded of who I shared these with in the past. These memories have become more and more precious as people I have loved, respected, and cherished have moved on…or even started to grow up.
This series of paintings may seem simple, or reminiscent of pop art ideals; but, for me, they focus more on connections. Connections to people, cultures, seasons, experiences and keeping this in the forefront of my thoughts. This “plate” series will be released every Friday for the next couple of months through McIntosh Cottage Antiques.