The Square Becomes A Circle — Julienne Givot
Inspiration: I’ve always thought of pennies as our “little copper friends” and mused as to why we disrespect them so often. They are symbolic of how even when something is small it still has value – it’s our perception that can diminish or expand what a penny can do. This penny experiment is a perfect example of that expansion.
About the Art: The penny is from 2003 which marked a big turning point in my life.
The significance of the number: 49 is a perfect square – 7 x 7 = 49 – the concentric circles around the penny represent the act of both honoring the power of the penny and our ability to recognize and share it. This, to me, turns the square with 4 opposing sides into an infinite circle that keeps growing with each interaction with the art by viewing it, buying it, putting it on the wall, talking about it…
Materials: watercolor, paper, found objects, micro-fine glitter, glue, pencil, liquid laminate
Size: 5 inches x 8 inches
About the Artist: You can find more information about Julienne and her artwork at Julienne Givot. Another interesting destination that Julienne is involved with that may be of interest is Truth in Symbols.
Price: This piece is not currently for sale: There are great reasons to purchase Penny Experiment art. If you would like to purchase The Square Becomes A Circle #49 or other artwork from this 100 Penny Postcard Art series, please email me and I will put you on my list to inform when this series is for sale.