Kira Greene’s paintings and drawings are conceptual self-portraits with collaged images of food and complex patterns that represent the plurality and multiplicity of my identity as an Asian-American woman. As an outsider, she is more aware of the contradictions in the plurality of cultures in the present American society. As a feminist, Greene is repulsed by the objectification of female bodies in art history and popular culture, yet she finds myself strongly attracted to sensuality of these images. This paradox has led her to the imagery of food as a metaphor for the idealization of the female body and the surrogate for desire to consume and control. The food is then surrounded by the mixture of patterns and icons as signifiers for both Western and Eastern cultures, which form architectural platforms that showcase and suffocate the food simultaneously. In recent work, Greene explores the ethical and ecological aspects of modern food consumption by juxtaposing mass-produced industrial food with organic, homemade products. Particularly, she subverts the marketing messages of famous brands by placing their advertising slogans out of context among highly crafted patterns rooted in older cultural traditions in to examine the impact of the proliferation of advertising imagery on our visual culture.