This was my inspiration for the Supreme brick, an ordinary brick that was sold out and overpriced.
This was why the brick sold out. The money spitting gif is more or less commentary on how money is wasted in excessive consumerism. Hundreds line up in the cold and rain just to be the few to claim pieces from an exclusive clothing line.
An investigative journalist dove into Brilliant Earth, a so called “clean” diamond company only to find that the paper trail of the diamond’s origins lead nowhere.
This adds on to the history of diamonds. I wanted to convey a sense of angered surveillance on the public who attempt to stop buying diamonds. I thought it was funny how we are the generation that “stopped buying diamonds” and are ruining economies.
Portal is a physics game I played in Professor Sample’s class. The surveillance idea came from this game where a disembodied, authoritarian robot watches over your every move.