Bookery Cook artist and scalpel wonderwoman Sarah Dennis recently received a very special commission – to create a paper rendition of a ‘gargouillou‘, a stunningly decorative and meticulously arranged dish conceived originally by French chef Michel Bras in spring of 1978, to “try and translate the fields”.
“I am an illustrator and designer who welcomes individual requests to create bespoke hand-cut artwork. Earlier this year I was commissioned to make a delicious paper cut platter by a foodie with a real passion for international cuisine.
My brother works as the sous chef at a fine dining restaurant, we have always spoken about creating artwork that draws from thestylish composition and rich colours of food. So I was thrilled to take on this job and worked hard to create a conceptual plate of gastronomic art inspired by the delicate garden salad.
I sketched out the idea for my dish, then individually cut each element by hand from paper before arranging each piece onto a clean white paper cut plate. I particularly enjoyed curling the paper into a courgette and cutting micro cress to create texture. I loved working on this piece which has inspired me to create a whole range of food inspired artwork. I’d love to see a restaurant capture the magic of their creations in this creative way.”