This work began in September 2008 in response to the financial crisis. The ground layer of these pieces features the ticker tape from The Wall Street Journal during the first week of the financial crash. This is the week that, among other financial headlines, Lehman Brothers filed for bankruptcy protection; Washington Mutual put itself up for sale; Bank of America agreed to purchase Merrill Lynch; AIG, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac sought government support; and Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley were converted into bank holding companies.
Bigeye Trevally is a species that schools over a wide geographic range. This species is distributed throughout the Indian and Pacific Oceans, with its reach extending to the coastlines of Africa, India, Southeast Asia, Indonesia, Japan, Australia, America’s West Coast, Ecuador, the Galápagos Islands and Hawaii.
Detail of Bigeye Trevally in One Day
Me, Petey & the fish — 2010
Applying photo transfer ground
Pen & ink over ground
The second piece depicts a controversial race over the same ticker tape ground.