New York artist Tattfoo Tan has merged nutrition and art with a brilliant project, The Nature Matching System. Drawing upon the nutrients inherent to fruits and vegetables that also give them their beautiful hues, Tattfoo developed a mural and placemat of colors representing common fruits and vegetables. The project is like a public reminder and a sort of natural nutrition label for what we should be eating.
I love how the mural was painted by school children and placed at playgrounds and busy street intersections, serving both a bright piece of eye-candy to passer-bys and a source of information and inspiration to those who opt to look closer. The placement prints are fun additions to anyone’s dining table, placed on the refrigerator, or even framed on the kitchen wall. Tattfoo also made a companion coloring book for this project, which can be downloaded here.