This is where my advocacy and my concept photography first met. At the time I had just finished a human rights course at OISE/UofT. I had been given the opportunity to collaborate with The Stop Community Food Centre and the University of Toronto's Hart House who featured a series of photographs I had taken for Hungry for Change: What Toronto Eats. As always I needed to up the ante. I needed to add more depth to the dialogue that accompanied the exhibit.
In order to broaden the scope of the discussion I created a three piece panel set titled Food Security. The two outside pieces (one spray painted white, the other black) contained six photo's each. The center piece contained a coating of grey spray paint and a chain with lock attached.
You may be asking yourself why apples? Well I was raised on an apple orchard. There were literally apple trees in my front yard, and my back yard. For the first thirteen years of my life I had a front row seat to the agricultural industry. On occasion, I could be found, with my younger brother David, redistributing some of the crop to the cows in the pasture next door.
Currently, I am impressed that one school has included the original Hungry for Change: What Toronto Eats exhibit in their curriculum. I would really love to see a similar treatment for my stand alone globally focussed Food Security triptych.
Hi! My name is Cheryl. All of my work is inspired by my senses. Sometimes my sixth sense comes into play. At other times I'll inject a healthy dose of common sense.