Peruvian Tea, by Angela Hughes Zokan
Peruvian Tea, by Angela Hughes Zokan
Angela Hughes Zokan

Peruvian Tea, by Angela Hughes Zokan

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What's On Your Plate? 

A series by local South Carolina Artist, Angela Hughes Zokan

Peruvian Tea

6”X6”, Acrylic on Canvas, 2023

We love to travel. We love experiencing different cultures, foods and ways of life. This little cup of joy is reminiscent of our trip to Peru. We did a lot of very touristy things, but one of my favorite parts was staying with a family on the floating islands of Lake Titicaca. I know, I know it wasn’t how they “really” lived, however, waking up with 25 lbs of blankets stacked on top of you and a cup of this freshly brewed Peruvian tea was somewhat magical!

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.

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