Proposed New Corporate Logo For Monsanto Company, a stunning new photograph by Chris Jordan, is made of 200,000 immaculately placed heirloom agricultural plant seeds. According the the artist’s website, the amount of seeds is “equal to the number of farmers in India who have committed suicide since 1997, when Monsanto introduced its genetically modified cotton seeds containing terminator technology into that region.”
Just as I was preparing this post, however, a mysterious thing happend: all traces of this work disappeared from Chris Jordan’s website. Monsanto is known to play hardball with its critics — even going to far as to hire the mercenary film Blackwater to infiltrate activist organizations — so I wonder if the biotech giant is behind the missing artwork.
I’ll get in touch with Chris’ studio and will let you know if I hear back from them.