One of my favorite contemporary artists/social critics is Ron English. I love his wit and twist on the marketing done by major corporations. Kitschen Folk, is my use (abuse?) of some corporate advertising icons -- Betty Crocker, Mrs. Butterworth, Sara Lee, Uncle Ben, and Chef Boyardi – to address some major health issues resulting from poor lifestyle choices. Each is a carved and painted human-size wooden cabinet that opens to reveal collaged information about stroke, diabetes, cancer, heart disease, or obesity.
This series is in-process.