|TULIP MANIA SERIES|
Mania series comments on modern and historical economic bubbles and draws
parallels between excessive values placed on tulip bulbs in 17th Century Holland and recent reckless speculation. Tulip
Mania VI portrays a closed society which lives by its own rules and has lost
touch with reality.
series begun in 2001 predates the current financial crisis.
The process of refining ideas through drawings is central to the work. Committing the design to canvas involves drawing and reworking so that the marks become part of the painting’s patina and history.
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