Extract: Goldfish

Title:     Goldfish Pigment Extract
Year:     2009—ongoing 
Medium:     Mixed-media
Description: Goldfish Pigment Extraction is an ongoing project in which pigment is salvaged from goldfish cadavers left in local pet stores, aquariums and carnivals. The artist collects fish that are found passed away in their tanks—no animals are harmed in the making of this project. Pigment is then extracted using various UV aging and rotary evaporation techniques. The project is an ongoing collection of pigment whose value is calculated at the current international gold standard.