3.5×5″ strips of currency, acrylic paint
Strips of currency (from the US Mint) are collaged in a tangle onto this paper. I was going to then paint a color in the background and into the money, but once I started with the paint I didn’t think I would like so much of it. So I decided to splatter it on instead. The election debate news cycle played into the color choice, but I didn’t set out to create something tied to it; it just sort of morphed into that. I went through a LOT of other titles for this piece after it was done—some of the potential titles were just too “cute” to use—before settling on a slightly larger theme. I’ll share a few of the rejected titles with you if you ask.