The Harvest

2011 – 2012, each panel is 12” x 16” and there are 52 panels in total

The Harvest deals with the relationship between perceptions of the availability of seasonal foods and the resulting shift in consumption due to the globalization of the produce supply in America. In this piece I set out to document how images of that system are presented visually to an average American shopper who has access to fresh food from all over the world regardless of the seasonality of the product at its point of sale.

In September 2011, I began collecting the weekly mass-produced flyer from my Queens, New York neighborhood grocery store. Utilizing the graphic design of the flyer as the visual structure of the contemporary still life, I use black paint to redact information resulting in new obscure patterns of information. The piece is hung sequentially determined by the date of each flyers issue.