ICAM SENIOR EXHIBITION

SILIENCE

Consequences of Factory Farmed Foods

By Sharon Mo
This project uses a mix of virtual reality, digital illustration, and photographs to show some consequences for the choices we make regarding the foods we choose to eat. It is inspired by the books The Omnivore’s Dilemma by Michael Pollan, and Food, Animals, and the Environment: An Ethical Approach, by Christopher Schlottmann and Jeff Sebo, which both talk about the amount of choice we have when choosing which foods we eat, yet we are not really aware of all the implications of those choices mean. People are often misled by clever marketing of the food industry that attempts to cover up what is behind the scenes. Even if people know that animals have to die in order to feed the world with their flesh, they may not know the conditions in which the animals are raised and the torture they go through before ending up at the supermarkets. The consequences shown are the culling of male chicks in the egg industry, the process of raising chickens to slaughter in factory farms, the process of obtaining milk from cows in factory farms, and how factory farming’s huge amounts of manure and fertilizer causes dead zones in the ocean.
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About Sharon Mo

Sharon Mo’s artwork is based on her experiences in life and through her imagination from the books she reads. She has shown an interest in drawing since childhood. Her grandparents supported her to become the artist she is today by encouraging her to keep practicing and paid for her weekly art classes in middle school. Her main interests to paint and draw are environments and characters. She hopes that one day she would be able to work doing freelance illustrations or for a video game studio.

Monterey Park, CA, United States of America