A COLABORATION X WITH MONEY
The main component of this artwork is Pick 4 lottery tickets. This medium represents a material that people use frequently by filling in a sequence of numbers hoping to win a monetary prize by chance within a structured game of odds. The artist uses this same material in a different way, by creating an artwork that can be sold for monetary value new rules are created outside of the structured game. By giving this material a new creative purpose the artist attempts to take control of "luck" rather than simply hoping that the odds are auspicious. With the exception of the recycled wood and paint all materials were sourced from 7-11. There was no monetary cost in the making of this art, therefore the odds of making a profit seem high. For more information on the concept of Ludic Fallacy refer to "The Black Swan" by Nassim Nicholas Taleb.
This custom skate deck is adorned with an assortment of unscratched $1 lottery tickets sourced from DC, Maryland, & Virginia. The concept of this design is that with the possibility of having a winning ticket, the board actually could gain value by getting scratched in the process of skateboarding. Encouraging the owner to make use of this functional artwork.
This is a series of art created with shredded US Currency obtained from the Federal Reserve museum. The Federal Reserve shreds billions of dollars worth of currency each year. This artwork simply puts value back into a material that has no value at all, but at the same time was once the most recognized symbol of value itself.