Season of the Perfect
a celebration of feminine energy (embodied by the whip tail lizard)
of rejecting binaries through consumption
and that of a delicata squash
Loosely inspired by the Camden Art Center Botanical Mind Podcast (Queer Nature with Landscape Architect Céline Baumann), “Season of the Perfect” was meant to be a dinner that celebrated the wildly varied reproductive morphology of plants. Queer food, as one might call it. To celebrate, a totem resembling the whiptail lizard 🦎 was erected to inspire and chaperone guests in their gastronomic journey.
Did you know, that many of our most reliable food crops have “perfect” flowers? Perfect, meaning, that their male and female reproductive organs are on the same flower! Some self-pollinate, others choose not to, but it is a special thing that our food, along with nature, breaks all binaries we have worked so hard to construe as humans.