America is the land of carnivores. With the exception of Southern California, a majority of the nation will strangle their own mothers for a plate of bacon–never mind a great steak. An official “meatographer”, Dominic Episcopo, infuses culinary humor with conceptual art.

Based in Philadelphia, Episcopo has spent over 20 years honing his craft–“jumping between the worlds of high fashion, low-fi indie musicians and corporate advertising campaigns.” Episcopo’s Meat America series is more than just meat depicted in the shape of stuff that has to do with America. In fact, one of the pieces dedicated to Louisiana cleverly displays an oily mess–a nod to the BP oil spill that killed thousands of animals and crippled the Gulf’s fishing community.

Courtesy of Dominic Episcopo.

Courtesy of Dominic Episcopo.

Courtesy of Dominic Episcopo.

Courtesy of Dominic Episcopo.

Courtesy of Dominic Episcopo.

Courtesy of Dominic Episcopo.

Courtesy of Dominic Episcopo.

Courtesy of Dominic Episcopo.

Courtesy of Dominic Episcopo.

Courtesy of Dominic Episcopo.

Courtesy of Dominic Episcopo.

Courtesy of Dominic Episcopo.

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