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EAT: The Back Story

March 8, 2012
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"Chef" Jim Meyer testing the EAT sculpture for structural integrity. PHOTO: RARAH

Here at Baltimore’s Hungriest Alternative Weekly, we’re always very excited about the latest iteration of EAT, our annual Dining Guide, and we want to show you a few alternate takes and Behind The Scenes shots of the construction of the EAT sculpture-prop we used for the cover, such as the majestic image above, featuring local funnyman Jim Meyer, captured by Valued City Paper Freelance Photographer Ryan “Rarah” Stevenson.

FIG. 1 Sexy supermodel beyond our budgetary restrictions.

The sculpture is a ripoff of something we saw Top Model/Supermodel Janice Dickenson enjoying on the Internet (FIG. 1)

We figured hey, let’s do this EXACT SAME THING, only with a Chef and a thing that goes really good with S-E-X, right? Yeah!

So we called up talented artist Emily C-D, and after she helped us with the spelling, the construction of the now-iconic EAT sculpture commenced. Emily’s colleague Emma Alves did the carpentry of the frame, which is shown here (Figs. 3-5)

FIG. 3 Gimme an "A"

FIG. 4 "T"

FIG. 5 The completed letters, before addition of the upper Chef-holding surface.

FIG. 6 City-Papier-mâché!

FIG. 7 The final painted EAT.

FIG. 8 EAT Strikes Back!

FIG. 9 Cover of City Paper's 2012 edition of EAT. PHOTO: RARAH, CARPENTRY: EMMA ALVES, DESIGN, SCULPTING WITH OLD CITY PAPERS, PAINTING: EMILY C-D, CHEF-MODEL: JIM MEYER

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