Robert Lange recently finished a painting eight years in the making that was inspired by the heirloom vegetable tattoo of friend and James Beard award-winning chef Sean Brock. In Arm to Table Brock places a single turnip atop a colorful mound of vegetables meticulously arranged by Lange.
“Sean is the pioneer of the farm to table movement that has occurred in Charleston. When he first took over the executive chef position at McCrady’s, he convinced the restaurant to purchase a farm and grow their own produce,” says Lange. “He then made the servers at the restaurant work a couple of shifts a week on the farm to truly understand where the food they were serving came from.”
Arm to Table will be on view in RECIPE at the Vendue hotel.
Arm to Table (detail), oil on panel, 30 x 40"