Investment Bank Flowerpots are models of the headquarters of some of the world's largest investment banks, including GoldmanSachs, Deutsche Bank, CitiGroup and JPMorgan Chase. Each model serves as a flowerpot for hallucinogenic plants. The work shrinks large-scale, prominent architectural structures into small-scale objects of everyday use, transforming symbols of domineering power into tranquil flowerpots with which one can form a new, domestic and even symbiotic relationship.
Each version of the work contains a different plant growing from the models, including Peyote, San Pedro cacti, and marijuana. The euphoric effects of the plants are reminiscent of the effects of monetary transactions: the unbridled free market can be intoxicating, and the global economy is shaped by this delirious power.
Investment Bank Flowerpots exist in various scales and materials: smaller ceramic versions as well as larger versions cast in concrete, all in a white finish. The combination of bank and plant name comprises the title of each work, for example, Investment Bank Flowerpots/Deutsche Bank Cannabis sativa.