Garment illustration by Janet Tarjan Erl.

Prevent Cruelty to Vegetables

Medium: Pencil, Digital/Photoshop, Image Size: 14”h x 12″w, 2002.

At the time this design was created, my husband and I owned Trekker Designs, an apparel decorating company, and one of the things we did was to screen print our designs onto apparel products and novelty gifts and sell them to our wholesale clients. This design was a spoof on the “prevent cruelty to animals”, movement. I have read many articles about how plants are sentient too. When hooked up to EKG machines, plants will express pain when they are hurt. I’ve talked with animal rights activists who argue with me when I point this out. I suppose they couldn’t live with themselves if they found out plants don’t want to be eaten. So, I made a satirical statement about being eaten, it’s just from a different point of view.

Sketched in pencil, scanned into the computer, floated, painted in Photoshop, graphics, colors, effects, and text were done in Photoshop.

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