ARTIST INTERVIEW: Amanda Bacon of Moon Juice
Moon Juice was created in 2011 by Amanda Chantal Bacon, world-traveling chef, mama, sustainable lifestyle leader, and passionate food educator. Moon Juice represents a holistic lifestyle that goes far beyond juices, milks, and snacks. As the site explains, “It’s a healing force, an etheric potion, a cosmic beacon for those seeking out beauty, wellness and longevity.”
We spoke with Amanda about inspiration and creativity.
What is your background and how have your past experiences fed into your art?
I’ve had a life long journey finding my way into balance, wellness, and happiness starting with very simple diet eliminations as a five year old to some pretty esoteric plant medicine studies. Somewhere amidst all of that I traveled the world, studied very classical culinary techniques, worked as a chef, food styled, was a food and wine editor, and working food journalist. All of that dictates my everyday and every move. I am the Moon and the Moon is me… well at this point me and dozens of incredible rock stars.
Do you feel that your environment feeds into work and if so, what makes your work distinctively Californian?
My environment has become a terrarium of plants, crystals, healers, and masterminds… its all one big California fantasy and has turned everything I touch into some medicinally inclined California beam…
What are your top 3 studio essentials?
A Vitamix, a kilo of sex dust, and a mantra.