Follow the Money

 

Städtische Galerie Nordhorn, Nordhorn, Germany, 1997.
"Follow the Money", 1997, - 5.2M x 4.4M and 8.5M x 9.1M - sand and tinted sand.
A sandpainting in two parts concerned with the recent (1996-97) revelations about Swiss - Nazi banking connections.
As realized in Nordhorn, for a group exhibition entitled "Topping Out", curated by Martin Kottering and Roland Nachtigäller.


An arrow of white sand near the flag points out to the larger second part in a separate room.


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Follow the Money (Part 1)
'Follow the Money' - 1997 - 5.2 Meters x 4.4 Meters (detail) - sand and tinted sand. 'Follow the Money' - 1997 - 5.2 Meters x 4.4 Meters (detail) - sand and tinted sand.
Follow the Money (Part 2)
'Follow the Money' - 1997 - 8.5 Meters x 9.1 Meters (detail) - sand and tinted sand. 'Follow the Money' - 1997 - 8.5 Meters x 9.1 Meters (detail) - sand and tinted sand.
The Swiss flag icon is obvious but the larger sand work in the second room is difficult to decipher unless the viewpoint is a hundred feet directly above it. The 9000+ little piles of tinted sand compose a photo image: