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Object #2015-77/1
Object nameCopper
Culture of OriginTlingit
TitleBig Money
Maker or ArtistAlison Bremner
MaterialsCopper Ore, Acrylic, Ink
TechniquesPrinted, Folded
Exhibit Label"I was impressed with the innovation I saw in some of the old pieces at the Burke. These baby booties (#1-1904) were traditionally woven but are contemporary in style. I was reminded of the gambling phrase 'the baby needs new shoes." So I began examining my own life for ways the old combines with the new.
I realized that the copper shields, or tinaa, once held money-like value in the past and today that value is held by dollar bills, so a light came on to put them together into an actual more full-sized copper piece - called 'Big Money." Alison Bremner
DimensionsW: 11.2 in, D: 1.5 in, L: 17 in
SourceMs. Alison Bremner
CreditPurchased with funds donated by Nancy Harris and Megan and Greg Pursell


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