“I cook with wine; sometimes I even add it to the food.” —W.C. Fields
Proving that the culinary artistry of Christopher M. can satisfy the most discriminating taste, the artist’s latest image titled “Savor the Moment” was selected as the official poster image for the Las Vegas Art Expo 2008. As Christopher pursues his celebration of the culinary arts, “Savor the Moment” captures a refreshing pause after a job well done. The chef is consumed by the exquisite bouquet of a glass of perfectly balanced, fine wine. It is obvious that his discerning palate has been satisfied by his look of quiet contentment.
Christopher’s masterful use of color sets the tone. The monochromatic background of icy blues seamlessly blends into the foreground where his figure is illuminated by the brilliant white of the chef’s traditional attire. This dynamic contrast pulls the portrait into focus and completes his poignant, artistic statement.
This work also serves as a reminder of one very important “rule of thumb” for master (and perhaps not-so-masterful) chefs around the world: Don’t cook with any wine you wouldn’t drink. Congratulations to Christopher and compliments to the chef. Cheers!