(Photo credit: Paul Marquardt, Dollar Drift)

From a distance, Paul Marquardt’s Dollar Drift resembles a Vija Celmins painting. Up close, this visual subterfuge emerges as a subtle statement on mindless waste.

He writes:

Communicating with people of all ages, nationalities, and persuasions is my primary concern, using visual metaphor, surprising juxtapositions, and humor to comment on social issues. My attempt is to reach the pre-conscious mind where our ideas form, surfacing preconceptions for review and, perhaps, for change.

See more of this project at www.commonthings.com