Kandinsky McDonald's Food Pyramid, 1999

Text, marker board, four photographs
Photographs: 20 x 30 cm each

Four photographs show the furniture from a Mcdonald's restaurant. The benches are upholstered with a pattern taken from a painting by Wassily Kandinsky, and prints of paintings by Kandinsky decorate the walls. I drew a diagram of the nutrition pyramid on a marker board, and hung below it a printout of a quotation from Kandinsky's essay "Concerning the Spiritual in Art," in which he describes the artist denying his own bodily needs to pull the heavy weight of the masses to the top of the spiritual pyramid.