Katherine Desjardins  artist painting drawing installation
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Looks Like Grit, Smells Like Chocolate
In The Omnivore’s Dilemma, Michael Pollan characterizes the American processed food industry as “The triumph of industrial thinking over the logic of evolution”. I have been considering this line as I walk the streets of my 'hood: Here raw pork becomes smoked sausage; over there, infinite Chicken McNuggets are turned out 24/7. Here I am surrounded by raw material-- trucked and trained in, broken down into its smallest components, re-constituted, transmogrified, rebuilt, and transformed--into shiny, packaged and consumable, cultural commodity.

Meat, Paint, Body;
Inside,Outside; Fragmentation.

MeatPaintMorphed-scraps
Industrial vernacular
Digitalia; scraps of studio.

Paint.
Spatial dichotomy
Optical contradiction
Cognitive
dissonance.


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