“The stock market is all about fear and anxiety, best shown in how a mouse reacts to a cat,” the Dutch cartoonist Joost Swarte says of “The Mouse of Wall Street,” his cover for this week’s issue. When Swarte first sent his sketch, the markets were in free fall—but then a day later they had rebounded. Swarte amended the image to show “the optimistic mouse.”
The other day I was invited by a university art organization to do a talk about my work experience and projects. The meat of the talk was showing my work process. So I made this artwork specifically for that purpose.