Graphite pencil on cotton paper.
52cm X 52cm
I wanted to draw a 1 million dollar coin to show that small insignificant objects can sometimes have a huge value.
The use of graphite accentuates the fact that it looks like a silver coin, making it – In theory – even cheaper.
Value and price are often confused...; did you used to carry a photograph in your wallet, a cinema ticket, or a cut-out newspaper article? Maybe you still do? To strangers, these would hardly be worth anything, but to you they represent memories, a journey, mistakes, successes, etc. Maybe they were a turning point in your life...
Do you remember the story of Kyle MacDonald who went on a “swapping” mission and ended up with a house, having started with a simple red paper clip (in only 14 trades)? Red paper clips are now used as a motivational tool because of the story associated with it.