I’m obsessed with Lexie Smith. She works across mediums as a baker, writer and artist and has always been drawn to the slightly askew. “For now my primary forms are bread and language”, she writes on her website All Semantics, a project that allows her to focus “more on words than on actually making three-dimensional, consumable objects” (although I think her bread thing is partly about not creating waste). I first set my eyes on her when she was modeling for Maryam Nassir Zadeh and it seems, it never ends with this lady. I read she’s done an illustrated food journal (that is yet to be published) and that she launched a wholesale bakery a couple of years ago. She is “slowly designing some work wear” with her sister (as of 2016) and last year, she did a two-month literary performance project executed in a defunct Hudson News at LaGuardia Airport.
Lexie Smith has a collaborative publishing platform, Bread on Earth, built “to support the diverse dialogues that stem from our relationship to grain”, and has plans on doing a Bread Web like a Wikipedia of bread types (you can submit your bread and help build the bread web here).
She doesn’t want to work in a kitchen anymore, but doesn’t see herself as a food artist and doesn’t believe “food is art“. Rather, she likes food because it’s the opposite; “It’s utilitarian, it’s critical, it’s fuel, and then it disappears”; and treats bread as a medium; something with metaphorical power. Bread making as a “window into civilization” (quote), how about that.
Reading interviews with Lexie Smith is a joy, her language rich. Watch this video and you’ll see what I mean. “Bread is malleable and full of surprises.” Amen.
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