Ya-chu Kang
Fortune Pets
2013
Various size About 18x43x22 cm (each)
“Fortune Pets” are cast bull animals wearing different clothes arranged on the floor, based from the iconic Wall Street Bull public sculpture. The clothes have been sewn from salvaged bank’s moneybags commenting on bull markets that describes an upward trend with increasing investor confidence. It also comments on the funny and absurd feeling of how people will dress up their pets and take them to the salon, a symbol of wealth. The casts have been modified with repetitive variations some with happy tails and tones seeming more playful and not as powerful as Wall Street Bull, showing the funny and bantering absurdity feeling of the economic world.

By Ya-chu Kang