A Very Abridged History by Connie Zheng
By Connie Zheng
A very abridged history,
Mixed media on Yupo.
20 x 26 inches
A very abridged history is a mixed-media cartographic drawing that attempts to trace the origins — and migratory movements — of important food staples in the US over the past 500 years, highlighting the ways in which the violent history of colonization and globalization are embodied in the humble diasporic seed, and the ways in which agricultural and geopolitical histories have always been intertwined.