Farm Poster Art
By Maggie Suisman
Dabbling in such mediums as oil, sculpture,
film, drawing, and collage, Brooklyn artist Maggie Suisman
has claimed acrylic as her main medium.
A strict vegetarian since 12, Maggie merges her social views with art to create
a powerful graphic fusion. An avid boycotter of fast food chains, shunner of
corporate giants like Barnes and Noble and Starbucks, Maggie researches and
creatively confronts the injustices inflicted upon innocent Iraqi and Afghan
civilians, America’s poor and working class, and the growing threats
to the environment and reproductive rights.
For her Master of Fine Arts thesis, Maggie Suisman turned her creative eye
to the plight of animals, completing a set of nine posters uniquely depicting
agony endured by animals raised for food and the environmental consequences of
factory farming. “Where’s the Water?” playfully juxtaposes
a cow standing in an over-flowing bathtub with text describing the eye-popping
waste of water used to produce one pound of beef. “Have it Your Way” seats
a forlorn cow at the head of a table overflowing with food and a description
of the tons of crops that are fed into meat production. Maggie’s comprehensive
portrayal of the variety of issues is perhaps a fresh alternative to the influential
booklet Why Vegan? Here, Satya offers a taste of Maggie Suisman’s
To learn more, view the entire series or order prints, visit www.maggiesuisman.com. —C.C.