VENI VIDI VICI
Talley, Isaac Greyson
For at least the past four generations, my family has depended on tobacco as a source of income. The values passed down from my ancestors have had a great influence on my development as a person. This being stated, I cannot overlook the consequences that have resulted from tobacco's abuse. Since high school, I tortured myself with thoughts and realizations of this issue. With a better understanding of the politics surrounding tobacco, I am attempting to mediate this subject through art. Tobacco did not start off being a problem. However, in the past two centuries, the way in which our western culture has allowed tobacco corporations to function has caused a global pandemic. This is no longer a national problem, but has spread its roots to infect the entire world. I feel these corporations that practice irresponsibly are the cancer that is hurting so much of the world. Through my artwork, I attempt to explore the different institutions our culture allows the tobacco industry to use as a means of reproduction. When the practices of these corporations industry are examined, they reveal a system built on disregarding human health in the pursuit of profit and reinforce many negative aspects of our American culture.
Talley, Isaac Greyson. (January 2010). VENI VIDI VICI (Master's Thesis, East Carolina University). Retrieved from the Scholarship. (http://hdl.handle.net/10342/2676.)
Talley, Isaac Greyson. VENI VIDI VICI. Master's Thesis. East Carolina University, January 2010. The Scholarship. http://hdl.handle.net/10342/2676. January 18, 2020.
Talley, Isaac Greyson, “VENI VIDI VICI” (Master's Thesis., East Carolina University, January 2010).
Talley, Isaac Greyson. VENI VIDI VICI [Master's Thesis]. Greenville, NC: East Carolina University; January 2010.
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