A Mercedes-Benz SLR in white gold. A $15 million dollar sculpture of an anime boy. A $200 t-shirt.
Why do people make them? Because they can. Why do you buy them? Because you can.
An experimental work co-opting and transforming the mechanics of web commerce itself into a commentary on the intersection of artistic expression, consumerism, the power of money, and personal motivation.
This idea was born in a long and engaging thread where my colleagues at the RBC talked shop and began to discuss what an artist is entitled to charge for their creation. Of course it’s absurdly priced. I don’t expect anyone to buy it, nor do I wish this design to make fun of the people who have faved, and more importantly purchased my work, because this is my vocation now. This design is a personal reflection on the nature of why we buy stuff and an exploration into our reasons for doing so.