This summer, a new photograph by Roxanne Davis (LC 2013) graces the walls of Watzek Library. Located on the 2nd floor of Watzek, “I Actually Don’t Even Like Cake That Much” hangs in an area where students study on couches and browse the newest books in the library’s collection. Davis’s photograph is one in a series entitled, “Why Can’t I Just Eat Like a Normal Person?” and is the first acquisition of student art in the library’s permanent art collection.
Of her series, Davis says, “The series Why Can’t I Just Eat Like a Normal Person? was based on the premise that there is no such thing as “normal” when it comes to eating habits. After talking to my models about what they perceived to be their own unique relationships with food, I translated their real experiences and emotions into fabricated scenarios, using the photograph to express in a single frame the poignancy—and, at times, absurdity—of these relationships.”