Hemorrhage, 2009, gouache on archival digital print/Hahnemühle 16” x 12”. Water motifs derived from illustration for The Adventures of Hamza, attributed to Banavari and Mah Muhammad, Volume 11, painting number 91, text number 92, India, Mughal dynasty, circa 1570, MAK – Austrian Museum of Applied Art/Contemporary Art, Vienna, B.I. 8770/32; Photo source by djagger1 on FLICKR. Here a trickle of black fluid (oil?) leaks from a gas tank, creating a deluge. “Hemorrhage” speaks to limited resources and over-consumption and the morass that both create. The creatures caught in the flood are just the smallest victims of an economy and politics all too heavily dependent on the culture of consumption.
Dimensions: 16 x 12 inches