DOLLAR TREE

SERIES: DOLLAR TREE
Obra Dollar tree chigüiro, Alejandro Sanchez

Dollar chigüiro - oil on dollar bill - 7 x 16cm.

The economies of developing countries mainly rely on the sale of their natural resources. In most cases, based on indiscriminate logging. This affects entire ecosystems.

For this exhibition, I used the title Dollar tree, the name of an American store chain where every item costs one dollar. It paradoxically translates as dollar tree, a phrase that immediately makes me think of the sale of forests at the price of eggs. This is not far from the reality since, according to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, an average of 13 million hectares are cut down every year.

This phenomenon, sponsored by the flexibility of rulers, is exploited by large economic groups such as the U.S. multinational grain company Cargill, which according to the study by Tierras y Poder de Colombia, bought and currently has 52,574 hectares in Vichada.

With the Dollar Tree "forest economy" series, I do not only want to point out this evident territorial carelessness. Not only our forests are being cut down, because at some point, our trees, fauna, and human capital, will end up on the shelves of a Dollar Tree.

Obra Dollar tree chigüiro, Alejandro Sanchez

Dollar capybara - oil on dollar bill - 7 x 16cm.

Obra Dollar tree guacamaya, Alejandro Sanchez

Dollar macaw - oil on dollar bill - 7x16 cm.

Obra Dollar tree manatí, Alejandro Sanchez

Dollar manatee - oil on dollar bill - 7x16 cm.

Obra Dollar tree manatí, Alejandro Sanchez

Dollar bear - oil on dollar bill - 7x16 cm.

Obra Dollar tree perezoso, Alejandro Sanchez

Dollar sloth - oil on dollar bill- 7x16 cm.

Obra Dollar tree rana, Alejandro Sanchez

Dollar frog - oil on dollar bill - 7x16 cm.

Obra Dollar tree tití, Alejandro Sanchez

Dollar titi - oil on dollar bill - 7x16 cm.

Obra Dollar tree venado, Alejandro Sanchez

Dollar deer - oil on dollar bill - 7x16 cm.

Obra Dollar tree zorrito, Alejandro Sanchez

Dollar fox - oil on dollar bill - 7x16 cm.