"Fortuna Metropolis", shredded currency and gold leaf on a 12"x12" canvas panel, 2024.
"Fortuna Metropolis", shredded currency and gold leaf on a 12"x12" canvas panel, 2024.
Welcome to "Fortuna Metropolis," a captivating mixed-media artwork that transcends traditional boundaries and invites you to explore the intricate relationship between money and human nature.
Measuring only 12”x12”, "Fortuna Metropolis" is a mesmerizing creation that combines shredded currency, symbolic of wealth and power, meticulously arranged on a canvas panel against a backdrop of shimmering gold leaf. This juxtaposition of opulence and decay wants to draw the viewer into a contemplative journey.
At first glance, the piece presents an abstract cityscape, with towering skyscrapers reaching towards the heavens. However, upon closer inspection, one discovers the subtle intertwining of vegetation amidst the urban jungle. This juxtaposition speaks to the eternal struggle between humanity's pursuit of material wealth and our inherent connection to nature.
"Fortuna Metropolis" delves into the complex interplay between money and human nature. The shredded currency, once a symbol of affluence and prosperity, now takes on a new identity as fragments of a system built on ambition and desire. The gold leaf background serves as a reminder of the allure and allure of wealth, while also hinting at its transient nature.
Shredded currency and gold leaf on a 12"x12" canvas panel, 2024.

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