This is a series of three illustrations I did for the 13th edition of The Carton, a Beirut based magazine that explores food culture in the Middle East.
The illustrations were for an article called Treasure in a Cabinet by Amina Abdel-Halim. The piece centres around heirloom cutlery, glassware, dinner plates, etc. and the weight of the expectations attached to them that go beyond the food that they are meant to carry or carve up. It is a melancholic article, and I tried to bring this element of nostalgia, sadness and emptiness to it.