INCREASING VALUE

My work is an experiment in the concepts of value and adornment.  My process in the Increasing Value series takes currency of defined value, distills it to graphic elements, and then reimagines it into an object much more precious.   These kaleidoscopes illuminate an alternative to money's intended function in our society.   I leave the identifying words, letters, and numbers out of my work so the viewers can draw their own conclusions about its value.  How and why are these bank notes distanced from their defined worth?  Concept, process, and labor create value.  The parody of a kaleidoscope is effective in portraying my alternate reality in which money can be worth more than its face value.