Perfect Piece is an expression of my interest in Western food production as an industry. I was particularly intrigued when I learned the great extent the food industry goes to in order to ensure uniformity in their product. Environmental concerns and nutritional content have an increasingly reduced influence on decisions made by factory farms. Instead, extreme measures are taken to make each piece of food free of blemishes and more like each other piece in its group.
Using the Van Dyke Brown process, I initially create a photogram using a slice of common food. Using digital manipulation, I removed the blemishes caused by the natural juices from the food dripping onto the emulsion. The images are made into large-scale prints.