This project explores the topic ‘economic crisis’ from a different and thought-provoking perspective. The application of the concept behind the Rorschach inkblot test to the designs on dollar bills gives reason to think about capitalism in a creative manner.
‘17’ is not only the amount of pieces; it also represents a hypothetical start date of the crisis of the world’s economic system.
Combined with their mirror reflection, the forms on the banknotes reveal ironic and unexpected images showing female genitals, grinning devils, oriental-looking idols, apes and nuclear mushroom clouds.
The money becomes a spark that lights up an ambivalent and surreal world of imagination – a possible stimulus for reformation – where the disquiet creates a driving force, and the uneasiness stimulates the first step towards change.
An eye/fish on the hook; the logo represents my inherent and irresistible attraction to images and my profound desire to create truly ‘eye-catching’ ones.
In editorial illustration projects like in the field of communication I enjoy being able to give the client exactly what they are looking for, breathing life into their ideas. I also love finding the ideal patron for the realization of each of my projects.
I feel the need to experiment, work in teams, change my style and role, and always meet new people with whom to collaborate and discuss new ideas. It’s my goal to unite a group of professionals to work towards a shared visual idea which will have coherent and effective results.
I’ve always seen creativity as the key to change our reality, to imagine a better one or to show its critical points. PAPER PASSIONS is not only the name of my blog it’s also the expression of my love for paper in general and for the delicate textures imprinted on banknotes or encoded in maps.