Excerpt from an article I wrote for Design Observer , published 09.20.16:
“I wrote a junk food cookbook in 2009. I took the gastronomic recipes my French mother had made so lovingly for us and remade them using only American junk food. Surprisingly, people loved this. Astoundingly, my mom didn’t get mad. Weirdly, this floppy paperback launched my career in food design (and, thankfully, did not dictate what came next). Years later, I’ve expanded my work to include interactive art, product development, technology, and teaching, specializing in food and sensory experiences.
While I no longer think — as I wrote…
Lessons from my Father.
Above photo of song lyrics I wrote at the age of 9.
The below written for my father’s memorial, December 17, 2017.
My father, Joe, often used this word.
It communicated his gift for Wonder in this sometimes brutal Thing called Life.
Every Christmas he would diligently, frantically, the night before, wrap presents in newspaper and decorate them with ridiculous cartoon-like bows of various shades of magic marker.
Inside those packages were things like colored pencils, flashlights, a drill!, …
Emilie Baltz is an experience director and artist who creates multi-sensory experiences one lick, suck, bite and sniff at a time.