first coins- text

Some of the first coin based images 1985

People have often asked me how I came upon the idea of photographing worn and worthless coins. The images appeared to me in a dream where  I must return to school to present my photographs again to a jury. To my right was a pile of preselected images and to the left ‘another’ one. There I discovered fantastic images of coins. I asked myself, ‘ Did I make these?’ The following day I started.  Curators, art collectors and even my father said, ‘this relation between art and commerce is fantastic. You could continue this your entire life’. I thought, No, that is not who I am. I imagined dialectical generations of series and decided to set the images free to evolve. The Chromosomic Memory series and the Art of Change was born.