Art about money
In 2014 I started to study money in conceptual as well as practical terms.
This led to developing an alternate identity as a personal finance blogger, but also to wanting to find a way to integrate my disparate fields of interest into my artwork. Money as a concept is utterly fascinating, as it sends out so many barbed roots into our collective consciousness, informing us as to what is valuable and shaping (or skewing) our morality – but it also makes perfect sense that I would turn to examining another ‘shortcode’ for power.
Just mention money and you’ll be misunderstood by most people – your motives may seem fishy and your cred as a serious artist be called into question. Yet this is exactly why art about money is so powerful and unsettling.