Mirka Hokkanen

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intaglio, screen print, chine colle
7 x 5 in.

Happy cows come from California? Television and advertising are saturating public domain with images of green pastures, healthy livestock and the benefits of eating meat and animal products. Most people are unaware of the adverse effects of concentrated animal feeding operations on the environment, livestock and our health.

Since factory farming can be a sensitive subject to many people, I combine facts, humor and images in my art, to achieve an open intellectual approach on the subject. A broader understanding of meat production, beyond advertising paid by the agricultural corporations, facilitates more informed decisions on consuming habits for the viewers.

© Mirka Hokkanen