Frank Perna "Just a Bit", oil on board, 12"x 16", 2005, $1,600
"Stock Rave", oil on board, 12"x 16", 2005, $1,600
From the "Money Trails" series, a series of representational paintings of scenes from international stock exchange floors. These photo referenced pop-art paintings depict crowd scenes of the frenetic activity of brightly suited teams of stock market traders. These images, culled from photojournalist sources, represent a freeze frame from the onslaught of visual commercial media. The reframed images express movement varying from glacial suspension to high velocity hustle. They depict crowd scenes of collective ecstasy and collective insanity.