Sarah Cain: Infinite Money

Sarah Cain: Infinite Money

April 16, 2021 – April 15, 2022

Infinite Money is from artist Sarah Cain’s Talisman series and serves as a shared wishing well. As the title suggests, the work symbolizes objects ascribed with magical powers that attract wealth. By imbuing these one-dollar bills with personal significance and artistic value, Cain transcends their modest function as currency.  This distinct hanging version of Cain’s Talisman series includes eight objects because the number eight signifies “eternal abundance.” Viewers are encouraged to participate in this work by making a wish while standing under the dollar bills painted with vibrant geometric forms.

 

 

Images (right and bottom): Sarah Cain, Infinite Money (installation view), 2021; Acrylica gouache, golden UV seal, imitation silver and gold leaf on one-dollar bill; museum purchase with funds provided by Sonja Hoel Perkins in honor of Heidi Zuckerman and the new OCMA building; Orange County Museum of Art, Santa Ana, CA. Courtesy of the artist. Photo: Jeff McLane.