Steak and Potatoes

Happy Earth Week!

In honor of Earth Day on April 22nd, the Daily Palette is celebrating earth-friendly art all this week. We are honoring Iowa-connected artists who show respect for our planet through their work.

Steak and Potatoes, collage, 9" x 12", 2014

Taylor Yocom, a Des Moines native, is a senior at the University of Iowa pursuing her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography.  More of her work and community involvement can be seen on her website (see link below).

In my collage series Man vs. Land, I try to create a playful environment to expose the interactions humans have with the space they occupy.  Events like eating meat or filling up your car happen on a daily basis and I believe it is important to provide an outlet of contemplation for the effects of these actions.  I feel it is important to expose the effects one decision can have on others and the land we call our home.  By using vintage ephemera and juxtaposing it with other media, I provide a tongue-in-cheek way of viewing our surroundings.

Taylor Yocom's website

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on April 23, 2015

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