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10,000 Pennies

(Performance)

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A site-specific performance created for the Ship It! exhibition held at Ouch My Eye Studios (Seattle, WA) in May 2008. The gallery asked artists to send a package through US Mail, which they would display unopened.

The project consisted of shipping a USPS Flat-Rate Priority Mail box filled with 10,000 pennies to the gallery, displaying the box as art for the duration of the exhibition and later giving the box to a person without a home.

Stickers were adhered to the side of the box that read: 10,000 pennies shipped to Seattle, displayed as art and later given to a person without a home.

The box was 8 1/2 X 11 X 5 1/2 inches and weighed 59 pounds.

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