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Publication Date

Winter 1-1-2016


artists' books, student artists' book contest, third


Book and Paper

Student Status

Undergraduate student

Year of Graduation



Experimental and Foundation Studies

Faculty / Course

Martie Holmer, Design Foundations

Materials + Techniques

Gouache, acrylic paint, watercolor

Student Narrative

My book, Cornarchy, tells how corn has been dominating over the agriculture and food industries in the United States today. It specifically depicts the downside of using excessive corn in the food & agriculture sector. Because of constant improvement in the agriculture industry and application of GMO (genetically modified organism), corn has become as one of the most highly productive crops in the U.S. It is essential to note that both genetically modified corn and organic corn are used in animal feeds, which has been recognized as unhealthy, unbalanced fatty acid animal food. They contain a high content of omega-6 and significantly low omega-3 to humans and animals. According to the health professionals, we eat too much food that contains omega-6 rich corn products. In other words, we consume too much of omega-6 that causes people to have diabetes and increase risks of having a heart attack. Some researchers have indicated that people who eat corn products regularly have corn substance even in their hair. Therefore, I have created a hyperbole of people who are literally turning into corn itself because of excessive corn intake.




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