CATHERINE GASS
Colonial Assortment
2007
Archival inkjet print
44 x 60
Colonial Assortment is a photograph that consists of 86 character cookies gathered together for a group portrait in a southwestern landscape. The customized cookie characters are a diverse assortment representing film and television, as well as other products. Mickey Mouse, Dora the Explorer, Ronald McDonald, Lady Liberty, Bart Simpson, Uncle Sam, Little Lemon Ladies and Gingerbread Gentleman. Colonizing generally exploits resources and imposes a social-cultural value onto another group. What are the extensions of commercial products into our everyday lives and are they without boarders. Why do we have to be entertained at every moment, especially when we are eating. Consuming.
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