McLandscapes® embody the commodification of food and art and reflect the monotony of the global landscape.
A Big Mac tastes the same whether you bite into it in Kalamazoo or Katmandu, Poughkeepsie or Paris, Seattle or São Paulo. This fodder is sustenance for the masses, but is it nourishing in any sense of the word?
The “starving artist” paintings which serve an integral role in McLandscapes® can be seen in innumerable motel rooms, funeral homes, or on the wall in Aunt Muriel’s foyer. These canvases allow Mr. and Mrs. America to transform their home into their own little slice of the Louvre, yet what meaning do such works imbue in the viewer?
You can barely throw a stone without hitting the Golden Arches. Drive down a country highway, walk through a busy urban thoroughfare or visit an exotic port of call and you will see the shining marquee. Is this comforting or menacing?
McLandscapes® seek to elicit these thoughts, if not answer the questions posed above.