My name is Beata Skorek and I am a multidisciplinary artist and chef with over 40 years of experience.
In my practice, I explore topics related to food, ecology, ethnobotany, anthropology and direct relations between man and nature. I create photography modeled on Dutch and Flemish masters of the 16th and 17th centuries, I also study forgotten edible plants, herbs and flowers. I recreate old recipes for syrups, vinegars or preserves obtained from wild-growing edible flowers and herbs.
My work not only celebrates the beauty of nature, but also emphasizes the importance and knowledge of our ancestors in the relationship between man, the rhythm of nature and our closest environment.
Creating art inspired by nature and knowledge about the practical use of our closest flora is not only a real ecological look at the place where we live, but also a powerful tool to promote well-being and living in full symbiosis with the closest environment. This encourages greater care and responsibility for one’s own health and the immediate environment. I am convinced that both this simplest knowledge and the creation of simple fragrance and flavor compositions from beautiful own flowers as well as those that grow in our immediate surroundings, obtained even during a walk, will certainly echo among healthcare professionals who struggle with high levels of stress and pressure.