That Once Was


For this series That Once Was, I photographed local farms as they are seen today, focusing on family farms in Charlotte and surrounding areas. I distressed the images in Photoshop; inkjet printed them on Kilimanjaro paper and then altered the printed images with watercolor. The translucent and faded quality of the watercolor represents the disappearance of family farms today. I delivered these images on small pallets of reclaimed wood frames to correlate to the process of getting equipment and supplies to farms. With my work I want to draw attention to the farms that are vanishing due to GMOs and patented seeds so that people realize what is happening to the family farms in their areas and to help to preserve them.