Mara Superior, Tulipomania - Detail, 2009, 31 x 22.25 x 11.75", porcelain, wood, gold leaf, bone

America’s financial calamities during the past few years, not unlike the Tulip craze in 17th century Holland has been referred to as a time of “Irrational Exuberance.” My sculpture is a depiction of a true story from the height of the “Mania” when a house was exchanged for 3 tulip bulbs. These occurrences led up to the “Great Tulip Crash” of 1637

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