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In a throw of heads or tails Pretty Penny offers the chane of gentle opulence as reward. The penny wears a demi-parure of gold necklace and earring while the crown remainds hidden in copper. Juxtaposing metals of differing percieved values on the same landscape provokes questions surrounding how and why we imagine and assign value.

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Pretty Penny is part of the Fool's Gold series. The Fool's Gold treasures see the transformation of everyday objects under the imagined lens of a 21st century midas touch. The work investigates conventionally 'valuable' materials and their characteristics in order to examine how the functionality and use value of contemporary objects might be comprimised through the dystopian pursuit for 'luxury'. Each item transformed holds particular significance in representing lived socio-economic narrative.

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