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Unemployed artist uses remaining cash as medium for economic statement

TORONTO, April 21 /PRNewswire/ - A casualty of the 2008 economic crisis, unemployed conceptual artist Brian Rushton Phillips, has used his remaining cash as a medium to comment on the downturn and his own financial uncertainty.

Entitled 'Financial Security (Blanket)', the project incorporates 208 American dollar bills, sewn together with thread, to form a makeshift security blanket.

The fragility of the blanket conjures an oxymoronic image, consistent with the current state of global unemployment, homelessness and financial insecurity.

The work has been pre-released online:

SOURCE Rushton Phillips Collaborations