Time and Money

I have always been inspired by printed media, received images, and everyday objects as a springboard to consider my inner life and its relationship to the world. In my these works on paper pieces, I am confronting the age-old dilemma of balancing time with the need to make money. I harvest images of watches, jewelry, and fashion from the New York Times to create compositions that evoke the collision of time passing with the bling that money can obtain. I use an inexpensive Xerox machine in order to create diverse textures that abstract the image. In this way, I explore personal contradictions of attempting perfection while accepting the aesthetic of hand manipulation and obsolete media. 

2018 Francesca Pastine

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