Artist: James Chiew
Title: Time is money
Technique: mixed media / high gloss resin
The presence of the dollar bill with the image of Abraham Lincoln, who was the president of the United States during the Civil War and is widely remembered for his defense of equality and freedom, can be interpreted as a commentary on the relationship between money and power . The phrase “time is money” engraved on the dollar bill emphasizes the idea that time is a valuable and limited resource, which is often traded for money and status.
James Chiew’s mixed media technique, which combines different materials and textures, can be seen as a metaphor for the complexity of the relationship between time and money, which is influenced by social, cultural, and personal factors. The use of high gloss resin can represent the superficiality and illusion that often accompany the pursuit of wealth and success.
In summary, “Time is money” by James Chiew depicts a dollar bill with the image of Abraham Lincoln and the phrase “time is money” engraved on it, using a mixed media technique and finished with a layer of high gloss resin. The artwork can be interpreted as a critique of the relationship between money and power or as a commentary on the importance of valuing time and making the most of every moment.