April Flanders

Codex Scolex
lithography, screenprint, collage (artist’s book)
19 x 23 in.

My work addresses consumerism and its impact on the environment. Increasingly, we are creating a parasitic relationship with our planet. We need our host for long-term survival, but we are detrimental to its health.

In contrast to the revulsion that parasites elicit, they are highly evolved organisms. They are critical components of ecosystems and most have evolved strategies of keeping themselves in check. Humans represent the parasitic relationship gone awry, as we regularly consume past the point of our own survival.

My work investigates the relationship between what we consume and our collective future. Relying on the visual language of seduction and revulsion, I create work where viewers are confronted by their own choices.

© April Flanders