Work Description

The link between the stock market charts and landscapes have been explored before. We see the zig-zags of market indexes as peaks and valleys, as well as medical EKG charts.  A landscape, as scanned horizontally, just as these charts, serve as an x/y axis of movement and time.

In an effort to capture the latent violence of these economic systems, I explore the connections between landscape painting and these peaks and valleys. I utilize chemicals of control and violence, including pharmaceuticals, snack food, pesticides, and industrial chemicals, along with paint and pigments.

In some, specific stock markets and time periods are utilized. In others, phantasmic, imagined landscapes are matched with the often bucolic sites of famous economic conferences and treaties.