Jello is recognized as the official snack of the state of Utah, where over half the population are members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. In this family and community centered culture, lowbrow get-together meals yield variations of colored gelatin snacks, embellished with a diverse range of fruits, vegetables, condiments, and other ingredients. These eclectic concoctions are archived in “ward cookbooks,” an assemblage of recipes shared by local congregation members. I am visualizing these creations as a means of exploring the interconnection of faith, food, community, culture, heritage, and history.
Daniel George is a photographer whose work is rooted in the medium’s documentary tradition. His work has been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions across the United States, has been published internationally in both print and online publications, and has been acquired into several permanent collections in various institutions across the country. Daniel received a BFA in photography from Brigham Young University-Idaho, and an MFA from the Savannah College of Art and Design. He lives in Utah with his family.