Subsidiaries (Philip-Morris Inc.)

Subsidiaries is an ice cream cake made entirely of Philip Morris Inc. subsidiary food products. The piece was made for a one-night show of ephemeral art at Southern Exposure gallery and was consumed by the crowd. The work was intended to spark consideration of the origins of our food and the implications of corporate proliferation. The subsidiaries included were: Altoids, Honey Maid, Teddy Grahams, Chips Ahoy!, Oreo, Nilla, Newtons, SnackWell's, Nutter Butter, Barnum's Animals, Lorna Doone, Alpha-bits, Cool whip, Bryer's mint chip ice cream, Jell-O, Trolli, Life Savers, Baker's coconut, and Toblerone.