Congratulations to UA School of Art Graduate Student Michael Barrett! His article, Memories for the Future, is available to read on the Journal of Art for Life website. The following is the abstract for his project:
Artist Michael Barrett, a former Marine, polished nearly 7,000 pennies — one for every war casualty between 2001 & 2014 — as part of his Memories for the Future exhibit in the Clark County Government Center Rotunda Gallery. Over the eight-week time span, Barrett’s mission was to create a tangible, yet fragile symbol of recognition, mirroring the circular footprint of the Government Center Rotunda. Using a Kevlar ballistic apron, a book, metal polish and 6,805 U.S. pennies, Barrett individually polished each penny, while creating a spiral mosaic on the rotunda floor.