I'm from a family of long farming tradition. It was 'organic' farming, however no one there then had a clue of such word. No wonder having studio outside of Chicago, in the middle of fields of Bloomington-Normal, struck a sentimental note. Watching nature unravel in front of my eyes its powers, changing each day... Not for long. Mono-cropping soy and corn, mostly feed-grade, was foreign to my understanding of going hand to hand with Mother Nature and seemed like a dream of a man who wanted to take over no matter of what cost.
This separation from familiar from my homeland practices triggered my response thus making works in which I talk about nature, how we impact it.
Checking online thesaurus for monocropping I was asked 'did you mean 'mongering'?: more gripping, more groping, more creeping, more gripping, and more cropping'... or 'monocrats'?: autocrat, monocrat, oppressor, slavedriver, tyrant'. Adding given remarks on monocropping replenishing soil, reducing healthy variety, creating niches of the weakened environmental ecosystem, impacting the local economy, and even creating political turmoils - while resolving one problem adding too many other problems - it was an accident that I did not want to ignore. I perceive it as pretty accurate.