Transactions don’t always require two parties. Everything is a transaction. Time spent doing one thing instead of another. In diving below the water’s surface, you trade breath for weightlessness. Existence itself is a grand transaction, a loan taken out on in our physical plane, to be paid inevitably in the future.
This work tells a story of all the transactions —literal and metaphorical— we engage in as we traipse through the world. Ingmar Bergman’s work makes an appearance (transaction for a soul). A submerged female form reminiscent of Ophelia (transaction for love). Money being given and being taken, dollars bills proving to be imprison as well as freeing.
Kristen Visbal’s Fearless Girl; fear, or lack thereof, is a transaction too. But the image that most intrigues me is the white tiger lazing atop tree limbs, staring directly at us. The transaction there is only implied. But boy, is it implied. As we look back into the eyes of the creature Paradigmstories has created, we instinctively understand the terms.
Honors & Mentions
Achievments: Trevor Jones ArtAngels
Achievments: NFTNYC TS Billboards - Artist Village