Cactus Gallery LA
A RECIPE FOR DISASTER by artist Valerie Savarie
Altered book, acryla gouache, string, wire
5.75"w x 15"h x .75"d
Book used: "Ida Bailey Allen's Round-the-World Cookbook". Best Foods (Hellman's mayonnaise today) created this book to promote of their Nucoa (margarine) product, published 1934.
About the piece: It's late at night, you and your friend have a hankering for some cheese. You sneak into the pantry and start to gobble down that oh so delicious cheese. After a long day of napping, the cat decided he too needed a late-night snack to give him some energy for the midnight meet up in the alley. Then BAM - cat finds mice (you) and the great escape begins.