“Trade Dollar”


Acrlylic and graphite on wall.
Temporary Installation at the 
Morris Museum,.
Morristown, NJ 
2021


A mural painted at the Morris Museum for “Urban Art New Jersey: On and Off the Streets”. 

This is the US golden dollar coin, minted in 2000 and designed by artist Gienna Goodcare after the model @randyl_teton ~ it depicts a representation of #Sacagawea and her son. This coin is also widely used in Ecuador due to the dollarization that happened the same year it was minted. Legal tender no longer reflects local history nor national identity in Ecuador, but some people see themselves reflected in this image, while most feels it’s weight and influence in many forms to this day.
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