All the pieces in my Impressions series are created using the impressions of painted pennies. Money, in intent and consequence, impresses us. Subtly, imperceptibly, it leaves a mark. Materially worthless, it has been awarded great value. It compels us to action, it compels us to wit. A model for equality that feeds on necessity and desire, that rewards innovation and toil, that rewards slight of psychological hand. A zero-sum game without fixed supply. The manifestation of the minds of men. Allocation transcends generations and, more often than not, dictates lot.
The impressions series – figurative, literal – explores the subconscious impact of an abstract concept. Money’s impression influences perception.
Bachelor of Science, 1994