In For A Penny, In For A Pound — Lux Living Frugalis
Inspiration / About the Art: When first contemplating the project for Penny Experiment during its infancy, I was thinking in terms of how many pounds of food could possibly be purchased with a penny multiplied out into a million dollars. Pounds of food equated out in my brain to the standard avoirdupois system of 16 ounces to the pound.
I chose to feature a Native American theme on a penny by attempting to depict the Indian Head Penny. The year number 1916 was chosen to repeat the #16 theme, but I don’t believe that Indian Head Pennies were minted this year — I just took a bit of artistic license.
Saving for vacations and rolling coins to do so was a favorite family pastime as a child and I’m an avid “picker upper” of coins (learned from my native grandfather who so often found money that it became a family joke and instilled the practice to always watch for money on the ground), so this project really jives with my beliefs that waste is simply a resource out of place. Penny Experiment also relates to my other personal food / hunger initiatives and activities, and the project just called for me to participate. If you were hungry, I’d share a part of my cookie with you! Found money is good money and spends like any other.
Significance of the Number: Wanting to assist in this great cause, the phrase “In for a Penny, In for a Pound: jumped into my head, so the number 16 became my number of choice.
Materials: Mixed media, metallic Acrylics, copper coin, wrapped gallery canvas, varnish finish
Size: 5 inches x 7 inches
About the Artist: Lux Living Frugalis, being a rather private person and not wishing to necessarily mix her online life with her personal life, participated and signed using a pseudonym initials of L.L.F. (Lux Living Frugalis) from her personal finance blog, Lux Living Frugalis.
Price: This piece is not currently for sale: There are great reasons to purchase Penny Experiment art. If you would like to purchase In For A Penny, In For A Pound #16 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.