Digitally composited vector-based patterns are created from scanned drawings, paint, cyanotypes, as well as digital renderings. Although I use the same graphics applications commonly associated with advertising and design, rather than selling a consumer upon a particular campaign, I explore money, “getting ahead”, and prosperity in the post Great Recession landscape.

The patterns collectively explore an uneasiness with the traditional economic benchmarks of adulthood and uncertainty about how to move forward in a world that refuses to play by once expected rules. They are visual manifestations of systemic problems and weave environments of desperation, visual nonsense striving for order.