There are approximately 1.5 billion cows on Earth, each with 4 stomachs. That’s 6 billion stomachs producing 30% methane emissions worldwide each day. Methane traps more heat than CO2 a known cause of climate change. Currently, the sole purpose of 26 percent of the terrestrial surface of our planet is to feed grazers. Personally, I choose not to eat meat but for those who want to continue, there is a pill, not for themselves but for the cows - Mootral™ - a pharmaceutical that neutralizes the harmful belches from our beloved ruminants, making their carbon footprint a lot less harmful. To me this seems like a band-aid on a dire wound, but in the meantime, a good 'moove'.
CU Meth Mootrality 2018
Chicago Jane, 2017
Assemblage: medical stirrups, paint, faux fur and meat, fabric, polymer transfer, acrylic on canvas
"Chicago Jane" is a response to my belief that all people should have personal control over their reproductive health and decisions. This figure is comprised of a bull's head - millennia ago believed to represent the uterus and fallopian tubes, cloaks covered with ancient to contemporary images and markings, an interior stuffed with reproductive pharmaceutical paraphernalia, and lastly hooves represented by stirrups from a 1970's. OB/GYN exam table.
14” x 11”
Papier-mâché, fiber, cloth, aerosol and oil
becoming vegetarian, 2011
24" x 36" canvas
oil, newspaper, papier-mâché, found object, branch