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My work is about income and wealth inequality. They are based on found graphics and data from online and print media, and are vivid pictures of the financial stresses of our times—of increasing income and wealth inequality, of rising debt, of corporate malfeasance. In bold colors, the paintings are attractive, even cheerful, but they reflect an unsettling reality.

My paintings look abstract. They reference hard-edge geometric abstraction, abstract expressionism, minimalism. In fact, however, the paintings are data-driven and period-specific rather than transcendent. Beyond self-expressive, they depict what’s happening in millions of people’s lives. They embrace Pop Art tactics of found imagery and bright colors, but the source material is unpopular rather than popular media, and they portray the economic and financial conditions roiling our times.

Downwardly Mobile
Oil on linen
36 x 36 inches
Party Like It's 1999...Not!
Oil on canvas
36 x 36 inches
Are They Worth It?
Oil on canvas
36 x 36 inches
Got Retirement?
Oil on linen
36 x 36 inches
$5 Million is Not Enough!
Oil on canvas
36 x 36 inches
painting, stock market, efficient market
Oil on canvas
36 x 36 inches
painting, found graphics, hard edge geometric abstraction, piketty, income inequality
Oil on canvas
36 x 36 inches
painting, found graphics, hard-edge geometric abstraction, income inequality, wealth inequality
Oil on canvas
36 x 36 inches
painting, found graphics, hard-edge geometric abstraction, income inequality, wealth inequality
Oil on canvas
36 x 36 inches
painting, found graphics, hard-edge geometric abstraction, income inequality, wealth inequality
Oil on canvas
36 x 36 inches
painting, found graphics, graph, income inequality
Oil on canvas
36 x 36 inches
painting, found graphics, cdo, bond rating agencies, financial crisis, collateralized debt obligations, financial markets
OIl on canvas
36 x 36 inches