My name is Jennifer Pate and I’m the artist behind Maridad (mah-REE-dahd) Studio. I began this series of illustrations to not only discuss my relationship with food but others as well in order to find a common ground of shared experiences. I wanted to create a space where people could find joy and happiness in the seemingly mundane ritual of eating and drinking. As an avid figure drawer, I was motivated to anthropomorphize these foods so they would represent sensuality, desire, and indulgence with a touch of humor. These works allow me to be creative and free to explore my own identity and sexuality alongside sharing other peoples’ stories through commissioned works. They are forever evolving and morphing with each year and I’m so excited for the future. Follow me on my journey on Instagram @maridad.studio to see more.
Artist & Founder of Maridad, LLC