Genetically Modified Organism (2016)
Acrylic painting by Paul Baker Jones


  • Acrylic painting, Canvas
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  • Size: 31.5 × 31.5 × 1.77 in (unframed) / 31.5 × 31.5 in (actual image size)
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Paul Baker Jones

United Kingdom

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The creative spark for this painting was derived after absorbing the content of the book "Genetic Roulette" by Jeffrey M. Smith.

Science, a step too far.

The results of laboratory experiments conducted on animals who have ingested GMO foods revealed in Jeffrey Smith's book are truly disturbing. Animals tested developed allergic reactions, cancers and in some cases premature death. Consumption of GMO food amounts to the corporate patenting of modified plant DNA and has non predictive detrimental consequences for the balance of nature, animal and human health. Controlling food supply, price and production is ultimate control.

"Context is crucial. Yet genetic manipulation of food ignores millions of years of evolutionary context, and that could have serious implications in the future. We aren't dealing with an insignificant change to our diets here, we're dealing with a revolutionary technology being used in our food supply - affecting us, future generations, and the ecosystems on which we depend". - David Suzuki, geneticist.

Frankenstein has released his monstrous seeds into the natural world.

"Next time you hear a scientist asserting that gene splicing is safe, remind yourself that there is no scientific evidence for that statement. We are profoundly ignorant about what we are doing to the code that generates all life. And unfortunately some scientists, including those entrusted with public safety, are willing to lie". - Donella H. Meadows, biophysicist and environmentalist, Dartmouth College.

This painting took me several weeks to complete and accrued dozens of layers of paint. I decided to make the face of the demon more fiendish than demonic as the painting progressed. Genetic intervention and propagation of seed is clearly a serious transgression of ethical standards.

I sincerely hope that more and more farmers will choose to grow natural seed in organic soil. Nature should remain sacred.

Materials used:

Golden, Lukas, Royal Talens, Winsor and Newton Acrylic Paint, Jacksons Gel Medium and Liquitex Gloss Varnish.

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