Nature for Sale.
Through this new series of works, I want to point out the ridiculous concept of “Economics is First”, a universally accepted axiom under Capitalism. I strive to create images (in this case animals) that allow the viewers to experience the false pride in a civilization that conquers nature in order to profit from it. I Use imagery of animals in sorrow as a metaphor of the economic system founded on fossil fuel and on the plunder of resources under Capitalism’s unlimited pursuit of perpetual growth. A growth which in order to be maintained requires the exploitation of the most of the world’s peoples and natural resources.
I employ visual language to address these issues with the goal of awakening interest and inspiring viewers to action.