The Culls symbolizes the productive, monetized view of nature with a wall-mounted array of 36 3D printed carrots. Each is an example of a real carrot grown on my farm that the market deems visually undesirable because of its deviations from the norm. The piece is inspired by the ways in which consumer demand has altered the food we eat. Carrots take on unexpected, quirky, often sculptural shapes as they grow naturally. Such perfectly real but “imperfect” carrots never make it to the market and are often thrown out or used in cattle feed.
36 3-D printed carrots, PLA Plastic
San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, California