I've Had a Taste & Now I Want More, acrylic paintings on canvas, sizes: 36"x36," 48"x 48," and 52"x 52," 2008
To be born is to be inculcated, impressed upon through constant repetition. The methods are seemingly innocent. The transition from breast feeding to solid foods, from natural to codified, carries cultural signification. Mothers feed their young, the young of the animal, in an endless cycle of reproduction. Both mothers, animal and human, used for the same purpose, to impose social order, to use the body of the woman/animal as a means to enforce what is taught to be natural, but natural is a construction, with defined cultural and political boundaries. A child has no choice in the matter of diet, from innocent to complicit. We grow up, bred to enforce a concept of nature, based on the reproductive organs of women/animals. Babies, being force-fed, animals being force bred, to serve an inhumane naturalism.