Daniel Bejar : Stretchin’ a Dollar

Daniel Bejar’s art explores the traces and memories societies leave behind. The piece shown below is “literally, a play on words, one hundred US cents, flattened by freight trains. Each coin that leaves the US mint is given a birth date or production date on it’s face and by flattening them, each coin has reached it’s demise, collectively taking one dollar out of circulation. The dollar is installed in a horizontal line extending 14.4′ on a wall.” View more here

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Stretchin’ a Dollar
One hundred US cents
flattened by freight trains
1″ x 14.4′
2008 © Daniel Bejar

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