Food currency

This series of charcoal drawings share utter abandon for a sense of scale. Subjects range from global currency, contemporary food systems, and industrial agriculture, to simply the patterns found at the cellular level, or the bark of a tree.

This recent body of work is a reaction to human engagement with, and responsibility for economics, land use, agriculture and industry. From the universality of cellular configuration to the super-industrial agricultural systems that we have become dependent on, I play with forms and narratives and with my food.


Baille Oakes put it well in her book Sculpting with the Environment “We do not have the time of financial luxury for expending our energies on abstract arguments. Our visual language needs to communicate directly concerning relevant issues and incorporate into our infrastructure ever present reminders of our vital relationship within the living systems of the earth.”