Money Laundry ll, mixed media fiber art.
Original artwork, woven by hand by Pamela Palma in a herringbone pattern on a complex floor loom. I used hand dyed cotton yarns and black linen yarn. This work is embellished with replicated Florida currency from 1859 and 1963 and obsolete, devalued Greek Drachmas. The currencies are both woven into the body of the work and appliquéd onto the surface.
In my series, Money Weavings, which explores money as a societal construct I ask ‒
What is the value of money? What is the currency behind the currency? The Florida currency
issued by the Bank of St.Johns and the State of Florida both are backed by cotton. The State of Florida bill clearly depicts the exploitation of enslaved people who are harvesting the cotton, while a cherubic white child plays below and white ladies of leisure sit calmly embroidering on cotton cloth in the upper left.
Money Laundry ll
$1500.00 Available as a single artwork*
14" x 14" mounted, stretched, and ready to hang.
*See companion work, Money Laundry l listed separately
* See Money Laundry l and Money Laundry ll as a diptych. See listing.