Global human population growth is expanding at an alarming rate and the sourcing of desired food is placed under considerable pressure to cope with ever-increasing demands. Advancements in technology have aided increased farmed outputs yet at a detrimental cost to social and environmental welfare.
‘Unsustainable’ comprises a body of artwork that explores the food sourcing systems that destructively impact the welfare, biodiversity and future sustainability of social and natural environments.
In a series of mixed media montage paintings, narratives are satirically disclosed, questioning the integrity of corporate intervention. Mono-cultured and GMO crops are heavily sprayed with toxic pesticides and herbicides that threaten human health and the eco-system. Rapid turnovers of animals, poultry and farmed fish may maximise profitability but in consequence, many are kept in appalling overstocked environments. Documented images reveal cattle protesting whilst a short animated video depicts a potential scenario formed by overfishing and plastic pollution.