Tsilli Pines Art and Design.

The Figures

Pigment, vintage paper, and cotton thread on rice paper. First shown May 1st - 31st, 2008 at Ogle in Portland, OR.

Artist Statement

This series is about the topography of money in human consciousness, the constant parade of numbers in everyday life. The figures are at once imaginary and very real. I’m interested in the power numbers have in our lives, and how much they dictate, both psychologically and actually.

These pieces were made with pigment, vintage paper and cotton thread on rice paper. The color palette is intentionally restricted to red and black: the colors of accounting. The work details the extent to which I think about finances, and uses the historically feminine crafts of sewing, collage and rubber stamping to penetrate and explore the traditionally masculine realm of business in our lives.

InTheRed

In the Red (10" x 17")

Budgeting

Budgeting (10" x 17")

Compounding

Compounding (Detail, 21" x 17")

AnnualReport

Annual Report (Detail, 21" x 17")

RiskTolerance

Risk Tolerance (Detail, 21" x 17")

BadCredit

Bad Credit (10" x 17")

401k

401k (Detail, 21" x 17")

BalloonPayments

Balloon Payments (Detail, 21" x 17")

BottomLine

Bottom Line (10" x 17")

CookingBooks

Cooking the Books (17" x 10")

CuttingLosses

Cutting Losses (Detail, 17" x 21")

FinanceCharges

Finance Charges (10" x 17")

FruitOfOurLabor

Fruit of Our Labor (Detail, 17" x 21")

Leveraged

Leveraged (Detail, 21" x 17")

Liabilities

Liabilities (10" x 17")

MissingAssets

Missing Assets (10" x 17")

PiecePie

Piece of the Pie (Detail, 10" x 17")

ProfitLoss

Profit & Loss (10" x 17")

ProfitMargins

Profit Margins (Detail, 21" x 17")