The Dealer

Shortly after the Indonesian Tsunami I was intrigued by our governments unusual generosity and sponsorship of relief efforts. I quickly became aware that even organizations like the Red Cross were being sponsored by big business. Possibly one of the main reasons underlying this interest was the investment potential of rebuilding the area. This apparently benevolent interest was an opportunity for capitalistic colonialism to infiltrate. In The dealer installation I made I.V.bags in the shape of car oil bottles and put them on an I.V. pole on a beach and in an alley close to beach toys and sand.


On the beach
the dealer approaches
those vulnerable
with promises of an easier life

“La vie en rose”