Chemical Bouquet II, 2016
collage on paper, 28" x 30"
Using 19th century still life flower painting as a historical reference point, Chemical Bouquet comments on the genetic modification of plants and animals, use of harmful herbicides and the distorting of company history by multimational chemical corporaitons.
Beautiful flowers have been replaced with bloated cow udders, syringes, 18-20th century medicinal and botanical plants, Agent Orange barrels, and aspirin pills and bottles--all components associated with Monsanto Chemical Company products. Collage material cut from vintage botanical lithographs, pharmaceutical catalogs, and agricultural (USDA) manuals.