The Economy of Commerce

2012, etched glass
each panel is approximately 24” x 29”

The Commerce of Economy evolved out my continual anxiety over personal fiscal matters.

Isolating and enlarging all four corners of a dollar bill, I etched each number one and its accompanying distinct decorative components on a sheet of glass. When lit from above the number one exists as a void created by the negative spaces of the design elements surrounding it, alluding to both American exceptionalism (to be “number one”) and the tenuous value of our currency.