Money Talks


Chris Bowes

 

Chris Bowes, Currency, 2014
Chris Bowes, Observation #1, 2014
Chris Bowes, Eternal Life, 2014
Chris Bowes, Authority Figure, 2014
Chris Bowes, Observation #2, 2014
Chris Bowes, Bills, 2014
Chris Bowes, Observation #3, 2014
Chris Bowes, Please Come Back, 2014
Chris Bowes, Observation #4, 2014
Chris Bowes, Bets, 2014
Chris Bowes, Happy Christmas, 2014
Chris Bowes, Observation #5, 2014

Chris Bowes, Currency, 2014

Chris Bowes, Observation #1, 2014

Chris Bowes, Eternal Life, 2014

Chris Bowes, Authority Figure, 2014

Chris Bowes, Observation #2, 2014

Chris Bowes, Bills, 2014

Chris Bowes, Observation #3, 2014

Chris Bowes, Please Come Back, 2014

Chris Bowes, Observation #4, 2014

Chris Bowes, Bets, 2014

Chris Bowes, Happy Christmas, 2014

Chris Bowes, Observation #5, 2014

Chris Bowes, Currency, 2014 thumbnail
Chris Bowes, Observation #1, 2014 thumbnail
Chris Bowes, Eternal Life, 2014 thumbnail
Chris Bowes, Authority Figure, 2014 thumbnail
Chris Bowes, Observation #2, 2014 thumbnail
Chris Bowes, Bills, 2014 thumbnail
Chris Bowes, Observation #3, 2014 thumbnail
Chris Bowes, Please Come Back, 2014 thumbnail
Chris Bowes, Observation #4, 2014 thumbnail
Chris Bowes, Bets, 2014 thumbnail
Chris Bowes, Happy Christmas, 2014 thumbnail
Chris Bowes, Observation #5, 2014 thumbnail

 

Money Talks consists of two parts, both based on my time working as a bank teller. The first is a collection of notes deposited by customers, each with something written on them. This ‘mutilated’ money is normally sent off to be destroyed and remade, keeping the currency circulation clean. The second aspect of the work details observations I have made during my time at the bank, seemingly trivial but increasingly obvious, while dealing with peoples finances on a daily basis. Together the two give an example of our interaction with money, and how its influence in society is often referenced but rarely contemplated.


Chris Bowes is a visual artist based in Brisbane, Australia, He is currently studying a Bachelor of Photography at the Queensland College of Art. This foray...

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