To forage. It is not as much an act as it is a dying art form, losing its footing in the face of on-demand everything. For the launch issue of Foragers, we seek to draw attention to those who avoid the “take out” ethos in favor of a finagled office-sustained existence. Whether an act of creativity or a commitment to cheapness, there is inspiration to be found by looking inward and feeding yourself with whatever happens to be lying around. Lack.
It’s in this headspace that the most ordinary ingredients get remixed into something much more artistic, the composition taking on a flavor that is in a direct relationship to the creative constraints imposed on it. There is no mess to be made by ordering off a menu, nor can originality be neatly packed and delivered in fifteen or less. To forage is to accept the bounds of convention and use them as a device to create work that cannot be constrained. The results: minimally satiating. Consistently inspiring.