“Know Your Food”
graphite and marker on paper
When I saw this drawing, it gave me a different feeling unlike most drawings; it gave me a lot of confusion and weirdness. This enforced me to find out more about the artist who drew it.
I interviewed Ian Robertson-Salt. He says that his drawing is literally depicting knowing where your food comes from. His inspiration came from his childhood where his mother and him raised chickens as pets. Although, they argued often about those chickens because, with the purpose of chickens also being to eat them, his mother would still end up buying chicken from the grocery store. Packaged with hormones and other toxins, young Robertson-Salt disapproved, believing that killing chickens at home was ultimately healthier for their diet.
Robertson-Salt started drawing at age six and began painting at age 9. Thus, he took art throughout high school and college. Being a senior, this is hia last semester at CSULB. After graduation, he plans to continue working with the Parks and Recreation for LBC and patrol and conserve public places in the county.