Twelve years ago I began a quest to honor the humble vegetable by elevating it to a place where it belongs: on a pedestal. These portraits in “The Pedestal Series” often feature a single species isolated to retain the simplicity of the subject while highlighting the complexity of its sculptural form. We taste (rather we eat), we touch (maybe not enough). But how often do we slow down to take in the aroma and the beauty of the often-overlooked vegetables, fruit, and edible plants that nourish us? I work to capture the unique character and personality of these often overlooked plants.