13 July 2011

last penny in situ

when I began "Pennies from Heaven" more than a decade ago I knew the piece wd be finishd when I filld the Lincoln Cents album I purchasd at a coin shop. the other day in the Montana border town of West Yellowstone I came across this:

I pickd it up & brought it home to be the 120th & final penny of this project.
the album will become part of the Gildzen Papers at Kent State's special collections department.

knowing that this project was near completion I began a second phase which I call "Pennies from Heaven: part 2 (the leaving)."
no longer looking for pennies I now leave them places. both pieces are in my book Current Seas.

1 comment:

Bill Fogle said...

Love your sense of expectation, and of enriching objects and events.