Heiress, 2008.
100 x 80 cm,
C-print on aluminium.
Ed. 5 + 2 a.p.
I used to look at it, dreaming, whenever I visited my grandparents. It was an ordinary jam jar with a golden lid. On the lid there was a length of masking tape with the word ‘PENNIES’ written on it with a ballpoint pen. I could not comprehend how anyone could have a jar full of money. After one afternoon of dreaming my grandmother promised that she’d bequeath the jar to me. When she was in a hospital I sometimes drew comfort from the idea of a jarful of money even though I also felt guilty at the same time. Much later, as an adult, I did get the jar. I had forgotten all about it. I put it in a cupboard and tried not to think about it. I have not counted the pennies so I still don’t know how much I inherited.
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