Piggy banks provide young children with feelings of prosperity, hope and security. If experience serves all, it is not without precedent that these early thoughts are often dashed when we later encounter financial and emotional hardship. Escape is a series that appropriates ceramic piggy banks, which are shattered and fixed to a panel. Emptied of their contents, the broken banks are accompanied by Becker’s familiar “moneyflies,” who flutter and cling about the ravaged field of “golden nest eggs.”  Betrayal is a necessity here, but some semblance of hope still seems to remain, attaching itself to these works’ formal grace and beauty.