04.05.2016
culture

Mountains Made of Junk Food Look Glorious and Bizarre (Photos)

Many of the most iconic 19th-century photos of wild America were taken by famed nature photographer Carleton Watkins. It's almost impossible that you haven't seen some of his photos of the Yosemite Valley. It was those majestic pics of California's Sierra Nevada Mountains that influenced the United States Congress’s decision to preserve the area as a national park.

Artists Barbara Ciurej and Lindsay Lochman have collaborated on a new project called "Processed Views" that features junk-food-made dioramas that are reflections of Watkins's early landscape photos and the (terrible) current state of mass-produced American food. 

These massive calorie-count magic mountains and junk-food hills are currently on display at the FotoFest 2016 Biennial. The closer you look, the more bizarre and scary these repurposed calories get.

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