“Processed Views” is a thought provoking photo series by Barbara Ciurej and Lindsay Lochman who used familiar American junk food to create artificial nature scenes, inspired by the works of 19th-century photographer Carleton Watkins. The series is, however, more than simple recreation. It is intended to serve as a commentary on America’s reliance on processed foods and the country’s gradual detachment from nature.
From the artist’s statement:
Processed Views interprets the frontier of industrial food production: the seductive and alarming intersection of nature and technology. As we move further away from the sources of our food, we head into uncharted territory replete with unintended consequences for the environment and for our health.
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