Tomato Soup

Let’s deconstruct the photo below. For starters the spoon implies “silver spoon in one’s mouth”. Number two, the tomato, indigenous to the New World is now pureed for Western consumption and is a colonial approach to native people while the three intact tomatoes are a lame nod toward aboriginal autonomy. The haunting specter of two pieces of white bread (two: one for god and one for country) and their whiteness are nothing short of a hovering reminder of who’s in charge.