Early Girl Series, 2013
Courtesy of the artist and Jack Hanley Gallery, New York
Graphic Designer: Val Echavarria, Casa Marengo Art & Design
Print Studio: Rich Nielson, Untitled Prints and Editions, LA
With Early Girl, the artist proposes that human-created reds, in-print and digitally, are translated back genetically into foods. The prints’ text and colors were culled from tomato advertisements in the Burpee Seed Catalog, a popular circular on the Ozark family farm where the artist grew up. Mixing evocative words such as “deep red,” “whopping,” “gorgeous” with horticultural descriptors like ”resistant” and “determinate,” the artist suggests that fruit is as much a product of culture as nature.