Friday, September 23, 2011

August 12, 2011: Genetically Engineered Seeds: The Snake in the Garden

The sketch for this drawing was inspired by the book, The Windup Girl , by Paolo Bacigalupi that I had just finished.

"...Biotechnology is dominant and mega corporations like AgriGen, PurCal and RedStar (called calorie companies) control food production through 'genehacked' seeds, and use bioterrorism, private armies and economic hitmen to create markets for their products. Frequent catastrophes, such as deadly and widespread plagues and illness, caused by genetically modified crops and mutant pests, ravage entire populations. The natural genetic seed stock of the world's plants has been almost completely supplanted by those that are genetically engineered to be sterile..." Read more here...

The title, Genetically Engineered Seeds: The Snake in the Garden, explains it all.

Images while drawing was in progress:

About the materials:
Medium: Acrylic Glazing Liquid (Satin), Golden Mediums
Pigments: Rose hip pods from beach rose, Charcoal, rotted wood powder, grasses
Surface: Unbleached Linen
Mounting: Mounted on canvas board using Neutral pH Adhesive, Lineco, Inc.

Exhibition History:

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