three handfuls of pennies
185 pennies, vinegar, fish tank aerator, cat drinking fountain

three handfuls of pennies is like a wishing well. It is an installation that dissolves copper pennies to create verdigris, a dark green pigment composed of copper salts. The room here was warm with sunlight, which quickened the oxidation process. One dollar and eighty-five cents is being transformed into a new substance with a new value.

This installation was made with the artist-run curatorial project Lease Agreement