Caro Jesse / Food Artist

Immersive experiences, sensory food & flora installations, visual stories, concept development, art direction, collaborations // STUDIO: Photography studio & location at The Bijou, Cape Town.

Abstract Food Installations

Alexis Preller’s work on the wall, my interpretation on the plinth below.

Pairing food to an abstract art exhibition, Thinking, Feeling, Head, Heart curated by Marilyn Martin.
Works by Alexis Preller, Penny Siopis, Walter Battiss, Cameron Platter, Georgina Gratrix, Serge Alain Nitegeka, Stanley Pinker, Mary Wafer, Kendell Geers amongst others.

“In November 2012 The New Church Museum, South Africa’s first contemporary art museum, opened its doors to the public. We are continuously invigorated through collaborations with South Africa and Africa’s leading curators, artists, thinkers, cultural commentators, and wine connoisseurs, finding innovative ways to engage with and enjoy the art of our time. And so it continues with this fabulous taste experience designed by sensory food curator Caro de Waal.” – Kirsty Cockerill, Director.

7 ‘pairings’ were created using my own interpretations of what the works ‘tasted’ like, to me.

Cameron Platter’s work, my glowing eggs.

For Penny Siopis’ work, my crystals and figs.

For part of the collective works by … my copper chocolate orb.

Tasting the glowing eggs (carrot and ginger essence)


Photographs by Hein van Tonder