Nickle and Dime

International currency flattened by electric plant coal trains and accessorized with fishing gear.
variable sizes roughly 1" wide by 1"-3" long

Ithaca, NY USA

When I began traveling, I started collecting currency from my trips. My first trip to Mexico was after NAFTA was signed and the Mexican economy was restructured. My first trip to Europe occurred just as the Euro was being introduced. What does it mean to consolidate different currencies into one? What does it mean to 'restructure' economies? What does it mean, to mediate labor into currency?