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The Metal Mirror

14 Years after the first coin images, I realized that although I had stopped photographing them, I had assembled an immense collection of worn and corroded ancient coins. I decided to make new photographs in color reflecting the magic of the patina. The beauty of the images no longer resides in the art of the coin’s maker, its historic or monetary value. From the moment of the coin’s creation and through its use and abuse, loss and one might say inevitable death, the coin is now transformed by Earth and Time and has potentially developed its magical qualities.