Sludge Fund


From all formal envelopes (bank, insurance, investments etc.) I’ve drawn black and brown ink patterns, meant to denote the ordeal of the credit crunch, dribbling out of the mouth of each envelope.

Like an animal in some sort of distress, it’s trapped in a featureless frame whilst flattened in a flower-press manner sealed behind glass. Reduced to a 2-dimensional image. I ask the question: Do we only have a limited 2d understanding of the banks recently in crisis? After all, we Joe public got “plastic “greedy” too”.

Have we exploited a situation and then passed the buck? Is it our sludge fund or the bank’s or both?


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