My recent work has centered around ideas of value, worth, illusion and control. What do we value in life, how do we create our own self worth? How do we control our own destinies and how are we steered through life by the influence of others? My zombie series is particularly influenced by these ideas. How are we controlled and influenced by money in defining our day to day decisions on how we run our lives? The first zombies I started were the Undead Presidents – the figureheads on our currency whom we keep alive through commerce. Then came the myriad of other souls captured by foreign nations and printed on their currency. All of these currencies are like so many puppet strings, orchestrating actions and flow of resources throughout the world. How can we break its spell and awaken from our slumber?
Exhibition of altered banknotes runs though summer of 2012 at Oakland Silver and Gold
3929 Piedmont Ave.,
Oakland, California 94611
Monday to Friday: 10AM – 6PM
Saturday: 11AM – 4PM