- Manju Shandler
- Leviathans 1, 2011
- mixed media on printed and sewn polyester film
- 42 x 57 inches
These multi-media works on polyester film were created in response to the recent tsunami in Japan. The imagery was created by using a mash up of Japanese flood photojournalism juxtaposed with renaissance masterpieces and 18th century etchings of whaling- one of the first super fuels. My work tends to reflect on the consumptive demands of a contemporary utopia and the repetition of human behavior throughout history. I am interested in the paradox of the demands of unlimited growth faced with finite resources.