This installation of digitally manipulated photographs is a visual exploration into the idea that humans could be cultivated in the same manner in which we cultivate plants and animals – to suit our own needs. What makes humans “valuable” are our brains, so this is the “natural resource” that is being selectively cultivated in these images. Micropropagation is the science and practice of rapidly growing, multiplying and manipulating plant tissues in Petri dishes, but in my installation, I speculate upon how that practice might be applied to humans.

  • Micropropagation 2003
  • Materials Digitally manipulated photos, mounted on Sintra board
  • Installation Dimensions 11’ x 7’
  • Exhibited Springfield Museum of Art, Springfield, OH • Dorothy Uber Bryan Gallery, Bowling Green, Ohio • Katherine E. Nash Gallery, Minneapolis, MN • Trøndelag Centre for Contemporary Art, Trondheim, Norway