Margot Cormier Splane Visual Artist

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Internationally Award Winning Artist

Stock Market Turmoil


Acrylic on Canvas ~ 2009
27 x 44” ~ 67 x 113 cm

This stock market art is an aggressively advancing bull and bear painting in front of stock market indices charts and logos.

When my husband and I went down to New York City, for my group show at the ICO Gallery, we spent a lot of time wandering around looking for recognizable landmarks. At one point we ended up in front of the New York Stock Exchange. I was already thinking about stock exchanges, because they dominated the news, and market losses were having a profound effect on many people’s lives

The bull traditionally represents a positive trend in the markets, when stocks are going up. The bear represents a down turn in market value. Historically we remember the bear markets far more intensely, the “Wall Street Crash”, “Stagflation”, “Black Monday”, the “Dot-com Bubble,” and of course “The Subprime Mortgage Crisis.” Who needs to name the good times, bull markets are just enjoyed, and forgotten.

This painting has participated in the following International and National Exhibits;
iBiennial of Contemporary Art, online 2009, London UK 2009-2011
41st Open National Juried Show, Society of Canadian Artists, Papermill Gallery, Toronto ON, Canada, (National), 2009

This painting has been reproduced in the following book;
Best of Worldwide Watermedia Artists, Vol 1, Kennedy Publishing, Williamsburg, Virginia, U.S.A., Copyright 2009