ARTIST STATEMENT

My work examines the influence of chemical companies on our food supply, and considers the connection between corporate interests and public health.  Underpinning my work is a strong research-based practice grounded in the investigation of corporate propaganda, environmental greenwashing, and biotechnology. 

A large part of my studio practice is uncovering information that has been concealed or distorted, often at the expense of public health.  Collage and text-based work are ideal formats to explore hidden agendas and reframe industry narratives.  My work aims to raise awareness about environmental greenwashing and pose questions about our industrialized food system. I appropriate corporate language and messaging to shed light on problematic histories. Thematically, I have broadened my work to include projects dealing with surveillance, military engagement during the Cold War and language-based artworks utilizing text as a form of critique. My projects have a particular commentary in mind, yet giving the viewer space for an ambiguous reading or even an opposing view often leads to meaningful exchanges.

 

GENETICALLY COMMODIFIED  PROJECT STATEMENT

Genetically Commodified is an ongoing multi-disciplinary project (drawing, installation, sound) that investigates the consequences of introducing GMOs into our food supply. Through recent political and media discussions, familiarity with serious issues affecting our industrial food chain is steadily increasing. Genetically Commodified explores these issues within an artistic framework, working across mediums to create an integrated environment where the audience can consider the influence of GMOs.