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Hayley N. Fowler

TCU, MFA 2018

The Value of Copper

Digital inkjet prints, 2017, 16"w x 20"h (each)

The Value of Copper is a photographic series documenting the exploration of ideas concerning value, labor and materiality. I purchased copper wire from a scrapyard and stripped it of its insulation, revealing the raw material. I then sold the wire, which was now more valuable because of its lack of plastic coating, back to the yard. However, because of how the system of buying and selling scrap material is constructed, I lost money on this transaction despite my hours of effort. I continued this process until I no longer had enough copper to sell, marking the end of the project.

Hayley N. Fowler

 - The Value of Copper

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