April 27, 2012

The Rich and the Poor

Here’s my New Yorker cover submission for the theme of the week: The Rich and the Poor.

Is he homeless? tired? a protester? part of the 1%?

The theme for this week is: The Rich and the Poor. The figure is placed against the famous backdrop of Federal Hall with it’s imposing statue of George Washington on the site of his inauguration and facing The New York Stock Exchange. 

Is the figure homeless or is the figure representative of a people who are poor financially?
Is the statue representative of the wealth of an institution? 
Is the figure a representation of a movement rich with ideas of protest? 
Is the statue a representation of an institution poor in listening to the people?

I suppose this image can have different meaning depending on your own perspective of the 99/1% debate.