From Farm to Kitchen
Our sustenance now comes from misery. We know that if someone offered to show us a film on how our meat is produced, it would be a horror film. We perhaps know more than we care to admit, keeping it down in the dark places of our memory- disavowed. When we eat factory-farmed meat we live, literally, on tortured flesh. Increasingly, that tortured flesh is becoming our own.” Eating Animals, Jonathan Safran Foer
These sculptures beckon the viewer to step up close in order to question how we look at animals used for consumption. What from a distance appears to be cute, anthropomorphized pigs or a cow sticking out her tongue, in actuality, are animals that capture the brutality of the slaughterhouse and remind us that what comes to us in a neatly packaged Styrofoam tray was at one time a sentient and living being.