The works in this series depict a sandwich board advertising campaign for pollinators and the sacred homage to science and industrial food production as a blindly-unquestioning religion and the packaging of the idea of control.
2014, 5ft x 2 ft x 6ft (h/w/d)
Silkscreen printing on paper mounted on wood, hand blown glass, steel
2014, 4ft x 2 ft x 2ft (h/w/d)
Silvered glass, plastic plates, paint, steel, wood
2014, 1ft x 9 ft x 4'' (h/w/d)
Engraved glass, steel, paint, dirt, grass, rubber
About the Project
Herbicides, insecticides, neonicotinoids, fungicides and the list goes on. Has the use of chemicals helped modern society increase productivity? Has it helped protect crops, pollinators and livestock? Have they helped protect human health and the environment? Or have these creations had unintended consequences?
These artworks explore an alternative version of the world of chemicals, food cycles and the effects of their usage on our surroundings. Combining printmaking, mixed media sculpture, metaphors, and graphic marketing tools, the work explores ideas around protecting, destroying, and controlling nature and examines the world of corruptive forces such as market economies, politics, and greed. Who profits from these chemical applications and who bears the burdens of their unintended impacts?