Processed Views – Landscape of Processed Foods
Fruit Loop mountains and canyons made of chips might be someone’s dream and another person’s nightmare. Artists Barbara Ciurej and Lindsay Lochman created a series of landscape images in 2012-2013 made of processed food. On their website, the artists write “As we move further away from the natural sources of our food, we head into uncharted territory replete with unintended consequences for the environment and for our health.”
The work references the work of photographer, Carleton Watkins who created landscape views that framed the American West. The images influenced the public’s views of the national parks. Ironically, they were commissioned by the corporate interests of the day that included the Central Pacific Railroad and the lumber, milling and mining industries.
With processed views, the detailed images examine consumption and the changing landscape of our food. The images can be viewed on the project website.
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