Compounded Consumption. mixed media
Compounded Consumption 2019 mixed media 5' x 6' x 13'
Compounded Consumption (Detail) 01. mixed media
Compounded Consumption (Detail) 01 2019 mixed media
Compounded Consumption (Detail) 02. mixed media
Compounded Consumption (Detail) 02 2019 mixed media
Compounded Consumption (Detail) 03. mixed media
Compounded Consumption (Detail) 03 2019 mixed media
Compounded Consumption (Detail) 05. mixed media
Compounded Consumption (Detail) 05 2019 mixed media
Compounded Consumption (Detail) 04. mixed media
Compounded Consumption (Detail) 04 2019 mixed media
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Compounded Consumption (Detail) 06 2019 mixed media
Statement

Through labor intensive processes I create work that emphasizes the struggle between man and nature. My work predominantly focuses on consumption by addressing the societal shifts brought on as a result of large scale farming practices. I deeply engage with factual data to convert statistics into digestible language for my viewer via graphs, symbols, and color coding. Vibrant colors and nostalgic iconography veil the dark realities of agricultural industries to expose consumer’s lack of awareness in a capitalist society. In conveying such concepts through miniature model making, interpretations become more intimate and allow for audience introspection. Working at a smaller scale gives me control over the anxiety felt from growing up on the East Coast, witnessing the rising frequency and increasing severity of tropical storms. As climate change becomes more daunting, my work becomes ever more politically relevant. My current thesis project Compounded Consumption takes data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to educate individuals on how basic principles, such as supply and demand, have negatively altered our shared environment.