Cowbirds and Cake Sprinkles, 2015


pigmented ink print, edition of 10, 24 x 36 in / 61 x 91.4 cm

Cowbirds and Cake Sprinkles belongs to Jason DeMarte’s Confected portfolio. Confected examines our cultural tendency to idealize the natural world while continually trying to improve upon it. DeMarte explores the veneer of material desire and constructed natural beauty by composing fictional tableaus that speak to our obsession with beauty, perfection and excess. Meanwhile, underneath the bright colors is an oppressive sense of disenchantment. By “improving” on the natural elements with lighting and post processing, nature becomes just another commercial good, victim to our materials desires. Carefully arranged, and then “sweetened” with sugary items and bright primary colors, DeMarte’s confections are indulgent treats that play with the boundary between the contrived and the natural. In the end the pieces mimic a consumer economy screaming for our attention and demanding that we desire more. Each print comes signed and numbered with a Certificate of Authenticity.



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pigmented ink print, edition of 10, 24 x 36 in / 61 x 91.4 cm

(comes with signed and numbered certificate of authenticity)