Paul Ramírez Jonas
Artist in the Public Realm

Your Money or Your Life, 2020



   MATERIALS: 48 x 14 ft Vinyl billboard in Indian Springs NV.
Coordinates: 36.5778, -115.673

    Bets and wagers contain our desire to predict and control the future, and capitalism’s reduction of everything to monetary value. The 2020 election simultaneously felt like a gamble and a hold up: “Your money or your life.” This utterance made me think of how absurdly our choices have been framed. Your Money or Your Life was part of #The2020Awakening by @forfreedoms in partnership with @thisisunfinished