SERIES: All Grafts Laid Bare

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Graft: Exxon

Oil on canvas, 142 x 240 cm. Available

Of the 100 largest economies in the world, there are more corporations than countries; Exxon Mobil (also know as Esso internationally) is among the largest. I wanted to visualize their growth though the lens of Ecology as a natural, emergent living structure. The Exxon Tiger Logo was arranged following the logarithmic growth of coral as an ironic metaphor.

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Graft: Exxon ink

Ink on paper, 81 x 60 cm. Sold

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Graft: Coca-Cola Arabic

Ink on paper, 81 x 60 cm. Sold

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Graft: Coca-Cola

Ink on paper, 81 x 60 cm. Sold

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Graft: Cola Gradient

Ink on paper, 50 x 86 cm. Sold

A rhizomatic “plant” made with the shared typography of the Coca-Cola logo. The inflorescence of the ‘plant’ are made from the unique global variants of the Coca-Cola brand. I made this particular piece after learning this little story: Coca-Cola was widely available in the middle east markets before distribution in Israel. Fearing a boycott, Coca-Cola resisted offering their product to Israeli consumers. Eventually the company conceded and immediately upon releasing the Hebrew lettered bottles a multitude of subversive knockoffs entered the market, most notably Mecca-Cola which donated a part of their profits to anti-Israeli organizations. This drawing recounts that narrative by using the English, Hebrew, Arabic and knockoff brands in one unified organism.


SERIES: Entropy

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Entropy: Wreck

Ink on paper, 81 x 60 cm. Sold

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Entropy: Skull

Ink on paper, 81 x 60 cm. Sold

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Entropy: Monstrous

Ink on paper, 81 x 60 cm. Sold


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