Investment Bank Flowerpots are models of the corporate headquarter buildings operated by twenty of the world's largest investment banks, including GoldmanSachs, Deutsche Bank, CitiGroup and JPMorgan Chase. Each model serves as a flower pot for hallucinogenic plants. The work re-scales large-scale, prominent architectural structures into small-scale objects of everyday use, transforming an element of domineering power into the tranquil object of a flowerpot with which one can form a new, domestic and even symbiotic relationship.
The work contains plants growing from the models, which includes Peyote and San Pedro cacti containing mescaline as well as marijuana plants. The euphoric effects stemming from the growth of the plants are reminiscent of those of economic transactions; untamed, free-market transactions and ever-growing investments can seem intoxicating, influencing the global economic ecosystem.
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.