“It wasn’t uncommon for my wife to ask, ‘Who are we eating tonight?’” Dominic Episcopo recalls. “[I would reply,] ‘You’re eating New Jersey and I’m eating Abe Lincoln.’”
It’s all in a day’s work for the Philadelphia-based artist, photographer and carnivore, whose newest project, Meat America, explores the American spirit and the symbols, figures, and history that represent it — all expressed through intricately-carved and sculpted cuts of meat. From state-shaped steaks to cellophane-wrapped hamburger meat spelling “LOVE,” the project is both conceptually eye-opening and seriously ambitious.
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