Friday, August 19, 2011

Illustration Friday: Mista Mad Stacks

"Influence" is our beacon for creativity today on Illustration Friday.  Money influences everything around us... everything runs on this paper and (increasingly) invisible omnipotent power.  The idea of money and capital has become a very abstract concept in our society with wireless transactions, stocks, bonds, and debit cards.  It's all just numbers flying through the air now with everyone shaving off their cents from your dollars.  The United States government insured your money with gold waaaaay back in the day but no longer.  Now, you just have to trust that the digits are there and nobody hits the reset button tomorrow.... what value do YOU place on that?
"Mista Mad Stacks" inks on bristol / 2009
"Cash rules everything around me- C.R.E.A.M.
Get the money;  Dollar dolla bill y'all"

2 comments:

  1. love it! (especially the pigs)
    its a scary situation indeed

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  2. I ended up talking to my sister today about American greed in general and this very thing- the concept of our abstract definition of money an wealth. People in countries with a more even income ratio lead much happier lives. We're never content as Americans in a Capitalist society... never ever satisfied.

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