Friends of ours recently had the brilliant idea of taking over an entire summer camp upstate for the weekend. They invited some of their favorite New York artists to participate in creating an unforgettable weekend filled with good music, performances, food and crafting.
Our installation was based on "The Three Sisters", which are the staples of the traditional Native American diet made of maize (corn), beans and squash. We became fascinated by the “Three Sisters” because they were planted interdependently: the beans grew up the tall stalks of the maize, while the squash spread out at the base of the three plants and provided protection and support for the root systems. We’re intrigued by the idea of this natural support system and wanted to make foods based on it to nourish those around us.