‘money - greed’
Nirmi Ziegler 2009
Artist Name: Nirmi Ziegler
Work title: ‘money - greed’ triptych
Date of production: 2009
Media: handmade papers, money
[Cotton rag, white and night-blue, palm fibres]
Dimensions (h x w): 29 x 42 cm (each)
Description: ‘money - greed’, triptych
‘money – greed’ consists of 3 handmade paper artworks, each one of different colour and material, representing a quality of context. The white cotton rag paper reads the word ‘Capitalism’, the inlay consisting of the cut up strips of a fifty Rand note. The brown palm paper reads ‘Environment’, the letters consisting of a cut up ten Rand note, showing a Rhino. The night-blue cotton rag paper reads ‘Corruption’, this time the cut up banknote was a hundred Rand note. Each word is placed in the centre, stretching from one end to the other in the landscape format paper.
The money value of each cut up note reflects our actual value (despite the official version) of these concepts and the colours refer to their ‘character’: the earthy brown, the neutral white, and the uncanny night-blue.