inflatable vinyl, grocery ads, fast-food ads, pva glue
10.8" x 2" x 9.2", 56”
Similarly to how I am interested in learning more about the effects of media, I am equally interested in understanding imagery that is presented to viewers in unavoidable ways. In this project, I collected unsolicited junk mail advertisements that were sent weekly to my home and decontextualized ads promoting animal products. Meatball, was created as a way to visualize the culmination of animal ads in a form that resembles something closer to nature, while revealing its hyper repetitiveness in embedding its message to buy more meat. In a consumeristic contemporary visual culture, the animal must remain tamed and silenced in order to continue making sales in the trillion dollar meat, poultry, and seafood industry.