We’ve all heard of the horrors of cannibalization. We’ve had nightmares about getting chowed down by the king of the jungle or a great white shark – think Jaws or The Veldt. Ceramicist Lisa Lomando has created a series of life-size sculptures that depict what it would be like if the dinner tables were turned and man was considered a tasty morsel to be served for a meal. “She has been working on this for the past 2 years. PETA has also been advertising for her as well. Her installation includes animals that sit life size at a table eating human parts.”
With all of the controversy surrounding the meat industry, this is anticipated as being a particularly interesting spin on the treatment of animals in today’s society, as well as our desensitization to the end products that end up on our plates. Whether you’re a vegan or a meat eater, the treatment of animals needs to be addressed, yet without widespread support for change the chances are slim that treatment standards will see any improvements. Change will start with demand. Demand starts with knowledge. Knowledge begins with artists like Lisa Lomando who set out to open the eyes of people who refuse to come to grips with the harsh realities of the food industry.