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Friday, 27 February 2009 02:00

Visa

By  Elizabeth Atzberger
The image is an oil painting completed in 2005 - at the height of the credit boom. I was taken by the unsustainability of all this credit and the airy, almost spiritual or religious quality of the holographic dove Visa logo. The painting was done from a photo that I took with a digital microscope, so that all of the wear and tear from card swipes could can be seen. The work speaks to the illusion of wealth that credit provided.
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