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Crash Pieces


Mixed Media

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.


2008 financial crash

Bigeye Trevally in One Day

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



2008 financial crash

Me, Petey & the fish — 2010



2008 financial crash

Applying photo transfer ground

2008 financial crash

Pen & ink over ground

2008 financial crash

In progress




Greyhounds

The second piece depicts a controversial race over the same ticker tape ground.



Greyhounds

Trial sketch

Greyhounds

Greyhound install. Photo by Jessica Kourkounis







Sarah Kaizar