This collective sculpture was the setting for a multi-day community action in which all were invited to gold-leaf locally grown produce while giving agency to individual self-representation. The produce bears elaborate individual drawings, gold leafing, or both. Perishable remains were taken home by the public and donated to local shelters and individual portraits were gifted to their subjects.
A journey through Tulare County becomes a tour of what the food we eat every day looks like before it arrives at the supermarket, reminding us that we often forget how agricultural production is complicated by the social and political points of view we each carry. This project was commissioned by the Visalia Art Consortium in Tulare County, CA – the leading dairy and citrus producer in the country.
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