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noughty boy

2009

demonetised hyperinflation banknotes (ZWR $9,800,000,000,000,098) and acrylic medium on paper

76cm x 56cm

after Da Vinci's Vetruvian man


count denomination value (ZWR) Pick click for image…
98 100 trillion  $9,800,000,000,000,000 P91 one hundred trillion dollars
98 one $98 P65 one dollar
196
 $9,800,000,000,000,098
   

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Exhibited as part of "Sign of the Times", At The Vanishing Point, April 2011

What are the proportions of man in this digital and economic age? 

What can we make of all these 0s and 1s?  0s without a 1 mean nothing; 1 without some 0s can never transcend singleness; united to represent value, they create an abstraction all too easily inflated beyond utility or comprehension.  And yet we would dare to reduce the ineffable beauty of human experience to these 0s and 1s, pretending we have captured something, not noticing the absence of that unsung mystery that lies just beneath the breath of each of us… a not always fashionable but eternally contemporary mystery, eagerly awaiting exploration by the stout of heart of each successive generation.


Detail…

   
noughty boy (image of art work)


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